|Mid-December||Opening of the new Reception service and of the renovated zone along the rue de Richelieu|
|October-November||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|
|May 17th||Availability of the Maps and Plans Department's collections at François-Mitterrand Library (Rez-de-Jardin level, Room R)|
|Beginning of April||Closing of the Museum of Coins, Medals and Antiques|
|End of March||Closing of the reading room of the Maps and Plans Department|
Manuscript's reading room
© Jean-Christophe Ballot / BnF
Renovation of Richelieu library involves numerous partners with specific expertise and complementary missions.
The Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC), as the contracting authority, funds 80% of the project costs.
The Ministry of Education (MEN) funds 20% of the project costs. This budget will be devoted to the running of partner libraries housed in the Richelieu quadrilateral area.
The project pilot
The Opérateur du patrimoine et des projets immobiliers de la culture (OPPIC) has been commissioned by the MCC and the MEN to pilot the project.
The agence Bruno Gaudin was selected in July 2007 to run the renovation project. It works in collaboration with the three following agencies: IOSIS (all professions), CASSO (prevention) and L’Observatoire 1 (lighting techniques).
Jean-François Lagneau, Chief architect for historic monuments, provides advice when listed areas of the library are concerned.
BnF remains the owner of Richelieu quadrilateral area. Numerous services of the library are deeply involved in the project: however, the OPPIC has privileged relationships with the following divisions: the « Richelieu project » staff and the Technical services department.
The Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) and Ecole nationale des Chartes (ENC) use some of the areas that will be renovated.
Friday, January 5, 2018
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