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Owner description: Built between 1855 and 1867, the Museum of Amiens is one of the first museums built outside Paris, on the initiative of the Society of Antiquarians of Picardy and with the support of Napoleon III. At the time, it was a unique modern building.
It was also a place of prestige and power, which explains its monumentality.
It would soon become the model for museums in the late nineteenth century.
The Napoleon Museum was renamed the Museum of Picardy under the Third Republic.
What do you find in the Museum of Picardy?
- archeological collections: from Prehistory to the Gallo-Roman epoch, by way of Greek and Egyptian Antiquity;
- medieval works: both small precious objects and monumental sculptures;
- fine arts: paintings, sculptures and drawings from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries;
- modern and contemporary art: paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations.
The museum is currently undergoing renovation and will be closed on 3rd July 2017. This renovation and extension programm will enable the institution to offer new and high qulity services for its visitors as well as to display more collections on the first floor. It will open again by the end of 2019.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities