Museum Makeover

AFTER A $46 MILLION face-lift of its historic building and permanent collection, Paris' beloved Musée des Arts Décoratifs will reopen its doors Sept. 15. The museum, which encompasses the northwest wing of the Louvre and has been a Parisian institution since 1905, has been closed for 10 years. The restored and redesigned galleries reflect a new approach to presentation. The permanent collection, with pieces ranging from furniture by Baroque master André-Charles Boulle to contemporary designs by Philippe Starck and Marc Newson, will be displayed chronologically and by artist or workshop, allowing visitors to understand the historical and cultural...

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