Architectural Competition for the construction of MMFA fifth pavilion.

19/12/2012
Architectural Competition for the construction of MMFA fifth pavilion.
[MONTREAL] Canada
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
The MMFA launches an architectural competition for the construction of its fifth pavilion that will house the Michal and Renata Hornstein collection among others and will open as part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Last spring, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announced the outstanding gift of the Michal and Renata Hornstein collection. The Museum plans to build a fifth pavilion that will allow its hundreds of thousands of visitors to admire its collection, including the 75 paintings of the Hornstein donation, free of charge. The new wing will be built thanks to support from the Government of Quebec on the occasion of the celebration of the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

The MMFA’s new international pavilion

The addition of the Hornstein collection to its holdings of Old Masters, considerably enriching them, will allow the Museum not only to exhibit the works of this remarkable donation but also to reaffirm its standing as an encyclopaedic collection. The ongoing story planned by Nathalie Bondil and her team will provide a chronological account of the major periods of the history of art from classical times to modern art.

"The pavilion number 5 will make it possible to display the Museum’s international collections, unique in Quebec and among only a few in Canada., as well as the...read more