The Centre Pompidou, home to the largest modern art collection in Europe, is getting ready to close its doors
From 2025, there will be a hole in Paris’ museum landscape, as Paris is preparing to say a temporary farewell to contemporary art museum the Centre Pompidou.
The museum, home to the largest modern art collection in Europe, will stop accepting visitors so that it can undergo a $283.6 million renovation. French officials have shared that this is to address the significant damage the building has suffered since being built in the 1970s.
The museum also wants to move its atelier Brancusi, the former studio of the famous modernist sculptor, to the heart of the main building, and refurbish its library.
Originally, the renovations were meant to take off in 2023 and complete in time for the beloved institution’s 50th anniversary in 2027. Sadly, schedules didn’t work out as planned, and the closure will happen in the summer of 2025 instead.
Located in the heart of Paris, the Pompidou – named after former French President Georges Pompidou – attracts several millions of visitors a year. The Pompidou also offers one of the best views of the city.
If you’re planning to be in Paris before then, make sure you schedule a stop to check out the museum’s vast collection – rivalled only in scope by New York’s MoMA – before the Centre Pompidou shuts its doors for half a decade.
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