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Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS)

The Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is an art museum in Strasbourg, France, which was founded in 1973 and opened in its own building in November 1998. One of the largest of its kind in France, the museum houses extensive collections of paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, multimedia and design from the period between 1870 (Impressionism) and today, as well as a wide range of pieces in its photographic library. It owns a total of 18,000 works. Numerous exhibitions are organized annually, showing either the works of a particular artist or a retrospective of an artistic genre. The art library of the municipal museums (Bibliothèque d'art des musées municipaux), the art book shop of the municipal museums (Librairie d'art des musées municipaux) and a multi-purpose auditorium for conferences, films and concerts are also found in the same building. The spacious roof terrace accommodates a museum cafe.

The museums collection emphasises the works of Gustave Doré, Jean Arp, Victor Brauner, César Domela. The MAMCS also owns the first cubist painting purchased for French collection, "Still Life" (1911) by Georges Braque, acquired in 1923. Genres such as Art Nouveau, Expressionism and New Realism are also represented in the museum. The photographic library of the museum has several thousand photographs, from the origin of photography up until today.

For more information and enquiries please contact The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 1 place Hans-Jean Arp, 67076 Strasbourg Cedex, Strasbourg, France, Tel: +33 (0) 3 88 23 31 31, E-mail: info@otstrasbourg.fr

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, view from the river
Photograh taken by Benutzer Gancho

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg (Museum of Fine Arts of Strasbourg) is the old masters paintings collection of the city of Strasbourg, located in the Alsace region of France. The museum is housed in the first and second floors of the baroque Palais Rohan since 1898. The museum displays works by non-Upper Rhenish artists from between the 14th century and 1871 and by Upper Rhenish artist from between 1681 and 1871. The museum owns circa 865 works (as of 2009), of which 250 are on permanent display. The old masters from the upper-Rhenish area until 1681 are exhibited in the neighboring Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame .

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum of Fine Arts of Strasbourg, Rohan Palace / 2, place du Chateau, Strasbourg, Tel: 03 88 88 50 68


Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg

The Palais Rohan, the Baroque building houses the Museum of Fine Arts of Strasbourg

Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame

The Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame is the city of Strasbourg's museum for Upper Rhenish fine and decorative arts from the early Middle Ages until 1681. The museum is famous for its rich holdings of original sculptures, glass windows, architectural fragments and building plans of Strasbourg Cathedral, as well as for its considerable collection of works by Peter Hemmel von Andlau, Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden, Ivo Strigel, Konrad Witz, Hans Baldung and Sebastian Stoskopff.

For more information and enquiries please contact Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame, 3, place du Château, Strasbourg, France, Tel: 03 88 52 50 00, E-mail: musees@cus-strasbourg.net

Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame

Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame, in the building of the Cathedral Foundation

Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg

The Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg is a natural history museum displaying the zoological collections of the city of Strasbourg, managed and curated by the University of Strasbourg. The museum has collections of birds, marine mammals, invertebrates and insects, with a very particular focus on Alsatian fauna. There is also a reconstruction of the cabinet of natural history of Johann Hermann with many documents and specimens of his time.

The museum collection includes:

  • 1,350,000 invertebrates
  • 18,000 birds
  • 1,000,000 insects
  • 10,000 mammals
  • 2,450 fishes
  • 1,300 reptiles and amphibies

    For more information and enquiries please contact Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg 29, boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg, France, Tel: +33 (0)3 68 85 04 85, E-mail: info@otstrasbourg.fr

    Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg

    Musée zoologique de la ville de Strasbourg, main facade of the museum
    Photograph taken by Ji-Elle
  • Musée des Arts décoratifs

    The Musée des Arts décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Art) of the city of Strasbourg, France, is found on the ground floor of the Palais Rohan. One half of the museum is made up of the magnificent chambers in the late baroque, Rococo and Empire styles. The other half offers a broad overview of the art of Alsatian porcelain, gold- and silversmith masters between 1681 and 1870. The chambers have the traditional furnishings of courtly display rooms (Gobelins tapestries, chinoiserie, wood carvings, murals, stucco decorations, trompe-l'œil, etc.), all displaying a high degree of craftsmanship as well as artistry. The emphasis of the remainder of the collection is the sometimes remarkably exuberant porcelain creations of the Strasbourg factory of the brothers Paul and Johann Hannong, the founders and directors of the widely famous Frankenthal Porcelain Factory, as well as the vermeil work of the Strasbourg master families of Imlin and Kirstein. The museum also displays elements of the first astronomical clock of Strasbourg cathedral.

    For more information and enquiries please contact Musée des Arts décoratifs, Rohan Palace / 2, place du Château, Strasbourg, France, Tel: 03 88 52 50 08

    Musée des arts décoratifs de Strasbour

    Porcelain collection of Paul Hannong, in the Musée des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg
    Photograph taken by Gryffindor








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