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Major phases of Richelieu renovation project

2016 Calendar

2016 major phases
End of March Closing of the reading room of the Maps and Plans Department
Beginning of April Closing of the Museum of Coins, Medals and Antiques
May 17th Availability of the Maps and Plans Department's collections at François-Mitterrand Library (Rez-de-Jardin level, Room R)
September 3th Closing of all the reading rooms at Richelieu Library (Oval reading room, Performing Arts Department, Department of Prints and Photography, Manuscripts Department, Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques); closing of the Reception and Accreditation service
Mid-November Opening of the new Reception service and of the renovated zone along the rue de Richelieu
Mid-December Opening of the reading room of the Department of Prints and Photography in the library of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) located in the Labrouste reading room.

The major phases: 2006 - 2019

 
  • 2017 - 2019
    Renovation of the half of the building located along the rue Vivienne. All departments remain open to users.
  • December 2016
    Reopening of the reading room of the Department of Prints and Photographs in the library of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) located in the Labrouste reading room.
  • Autumn 2016
    • Reopening of the renovated reading rooms of the Manuscripts and Performing Arts Departments
    • Opening of the reading room dedicated to Coins, medals and antiques
  • May 2016
    Opening of the consultation area of the Maps and Plans Department in Room R of the Department of Science and Technology
  • March 2016
    Closing of the reading room of the Maps and Plans Department
  • June 2011 - May 2015
    Renovation of the half of the building located along the rue de Richelieu.
  • September 2010 - April 2011
    Preparatory operations for renovation work.
  • 6 April 2010
    Closing of the half of the building located along the rue de Richelieu.
  • 2007 - 2010
    Architectural assessment.
  • June 2007
    Designation of Bruno Gaudin as the architect leading the renovation project.
  • November 2006
    Signature of the agreement designating the EMOC (Etablissement de Maîtrise d’Ouvrage des travaux Culturels) to run the renovation project on behalf of both the Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC – 80% of the total amount of expenses) and the Ministry of Education (MEN – 20% of the total amount of expenses).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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