LOUVRE CONSERVATION CENTRE - FRANCE

NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER - LEIDEN

The new Louvre Conservation Centre, which is located across from the Louvre-Lens museum, was officially opened at the end of 2019, in attendance of the French Minister of Culture, Franck Riester.

The Louvre Conservation Centre allocates the art collection of the Louvre Museum, located in the heart of Paris. Until recently this collection was stored in about 60 depots across the region of Paris. A lot of these storage spaces were in an area which regularly have floods, which of course is disastrous for historic artworks. So currently the art collection is stored centrally in the Louvre Conservation Centre.

The new, 18,500 m² building, which includes 10,000 m² storage space, will store 250,000 artworks from the Louvre art collection.

As a museum expert, Bruynzeel contributed to the design of the new depot. Where we, among others, have installed:

  • Static shelving
  • Mobile shelving
  • Static art racks
  • Mobile art racks
  • Mobile pallet racking

By utilising extra high movable systems, the space is optimally used.

With our storage systems, the collection is stored in the best conditions.

“This building enables us to preserve the heritage of humanity in good condition over the long term.”

Franck Riester

Minister of Culture. France

Some of our installed storage systems are in this video. The new Conservation Centre has very high roofs, so by utilising extra high storage systems, the space can be used optimally.

This film answers the following questions:

  • Why a new Conservation Centre?
  • Who has access to the Conservation Centre?
  • Is the stored collection also being displayed in the museum?

Do you want to know more about mobile storage systems for depots?