The most striking element of the renovation is without doubt the new glass welcome pavilion which will be situated between the Director’s building and the Colonial palace. Ticket sales, the shop, restaurant, picnic area for children and the cloakrooms will be transferred here from the main museum building.
An underground gallery will take you from the welcome pavilion to the old museum building. This is where new temporary exhibition spaces and an auditorium will be housed.
The museum building is being renovated and restored with respect for the original architectural design of architect Charles Girault. This renovation was urgently needed. The museum building dates from 1910 and, despite his unique charm, the infrastructure was no longer suited to the needs of a modern museum.