The Expansion Project for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec has Started

The Expansion Project for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec has Started

Construction has officially started on the new Pierre Lassond pavillion in the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ).

“This is the official kickoff of the biggest cultural project in Quebec that will provide our citizens with a world-class museum dedicated to the art and artists of Quebec,” announced Line Ouellet, Executive Director the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), during the opening press conference.

This expansion of the Pierre Lassonde pavilion will cost $103.4 million, with $33.7 million in funding provided by the Canadian Government, $45.1 million from the provincial government and $ 24.6 million from the private sector. This project also includes the construction of a tunnel linking the new Pavilion to the Charles Baillargé pavilion, which will lead to the redeveloped exhibition spaces, a restaurant, boutiques and the main lobby.

“My passion for Quebec’s art is well known, and to share it with the people is probably what is most dear to me.” He shows his ambition going on to state, “the new Pavilion will earn the MNBAQ international recognition with its refined architecture and quality earning it the prominent place it deserves worldwide,” said Pierre Lassonde, president of the Board of Directors of the MNBAQ.

“The new Pierre Lassonde pavillion is undoubtedly a marker in a society where culture is both a personal development component, a collective factor of excellence and the mark of identity of the Quebec nation,” said Quebec Premier, Pauline Marois.

The construction of the pavilion is expected to be finished in 2015.

If you visit www.plusdespacepourlart.ca , you will be able to view the construction in through a camera mounted above the work site that will broadcast images in real time.

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