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Paris's Picasso museum to open in September after $89 million revamp

Published on May 4, 2014 7:59 PM
 
Five years after it closed for a two-year renovation, Paris' Picasso museum (above) - which houses one of the world's most extensive collections of the Spanish master's work - will finally reopen its doors in September, the French culture ministry announced on Sunday, May 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - Five years after it closed for a two-year renovation, Paris's Picasso museum - which houses one of the world's most extensive collections of the Spanish master's work - will finally reopen its doors in September, the culture ministry announced on Sunday.

The delay has caused controversy, with the painter's son Claude Picasso on Friday accusing the French government of indifference and saying he was "scandalised and very worried" about the future of the museum.

He asked the government to do its best to ensure that the establishment reopens in June, as announced earlier this year by the gallery's president Anne Baldassari.

Jean-Francois Bodin, the architect in charge of the renovation, had said on Saturday that the museum could still be reopened at the end of June as scheduled.

 
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