Temporary closure of the Palais Galliera. Renovation work for a bigger, permanent museum!
The Palais Galliera is closed temporarily until December 2019. The reason: we’re doubling the amount of exhibition space in the museum!
Renovation work to create a bigger museum. The Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, is set to become the number one permanent fashion museum in France by 2020.
The building and renovation work, which entails closing the museum temporarily from July 2018 to December 2019, will create 670 m2 of exhibition space in the red-brick, vaulted cellars of the Palais.
Soon to be the first fashion museum open permanently in France
The Palais Galliera will be able to remain open throughout the year with an exhibition of fashion from the 18th century until the present day.
With double the exhibition space, 200,000 pieces from the reserves of the Palais Galliera’s permanent collections, which include clothes, accessories, photographs and graphic arts, will be selected for display. The new galleries will be known as the Salles Gabrielle Chanel (The Gabrielle Chanel Rooms).
The Palais Galliera will continue to hold temporary exhibitions, sometimes on both levels, and sometimes on the ground floor at the same time as a presentation of its permanent collections on the garden level.
The project also involves provision of an educational workshop, a bookshop-boutique and an open-air tea room.
The House of Chanel is partnering this renovation project at the Palais as its sole, exclusive sponsor.