Museum renovations: 18th-century French art and Objects in silver and gold

We are currently renovating the rooms dedicated to 18th-century French art. The collection of objects in silver and gold will receive a new presentation while the space where other works from the French Enlightenment are exhibited will also be renovated. Come and visit us when we reopen!
‘Jupiter en Raisin’ (detail). Tapestry from the set ‘Les Amours des dieux’. After François Boucher (1703-1770). Beauvais, 1755. Wool and silk. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

The Museum galleries dedicated to 18th-century French art bring together a remarkable collection of furniture, objects in gold and silver, paintings, sculptures, books, tapestries, porcelain and clocks that testify to the excellence of French artistic production at this time. 

Significant renovations of the silver collections display will enable a reappraisal of the collection through new methods of display, highlighting objects and creating new relationships between the objects and the way they are viewed by the public. 

The display of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and books produced in 18th-century France will also benefit from renovations, with the support of Max Mara. 

We are currently creating new content to enrich the experience of our visitors. Come and visit us when we reopen! 


Patron of the renovation

Updated on 02 march 2022

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