At the end of 2008, the Museum closes their doors in order to carry out large scale renovations and extensions. These have become indispensable to not only provide better public facilities but also for better conservation of the collections.
The aim of the Muséum de Bordeaux museum project is to examine the evolution of views on nature and to challenge the visitor by drawing on the heritage represented by the collections. The goal is to propose a new approach in the way the audience views and experiences the collections.
The building has seen significant parts renovated, all the while maintaining key heritage elements. A strong focus point has been the introduction of innovated technologies, which will allow the immersion and interactions of the visitors. The architectural project also incorporates the new standards of conservation of collections while minimising energy consumption.
The construction site of the principal building, in the heart of the Jardin Public, was launched in 2015 following the transfer of the collections in 2011 to the new Collections Conservation Center.
The development components of the Scientific and Cultural Project are based on a common theme: “Humankind’s place in Nature”.
A selection of around 3,500 specimens will be exhibited in the Hotel de Lisleferme. The other specimens will be presented alternately during semi-permanent or temporary exhibitions.
There will also be kid friendly animations, with the creation of a museum for toddlers. This section is dedicated to children under 6 and offers a multimedia show that immerses the visitor in the world of natural sciences.
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