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From station to the renovated Musee d'Orsay

Google Arts & Cultures hosts this spectacular page dedicated to the Musee d'Orsay, a museum housed in a former rail station that is now home to a number of famous paintings, including Vincent Van Gogh's Self Portrait and works by Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others. On this webpage, visitors can take a virtual tour across time and space to learn more about the construction of the rail station, its conversion into a museum and its artwork. Visitors can check out the original 1898 architectural sketch of the rail station by Gene d'Orsay and view photographs of the station's construction and use throughout the early twentieth century. Visitors can also examine 1979 sketches by architects Pierre Colboc, Renaud Bardon and Jean-Paul Philippon that outline plans to transform the station into a museum, followed by a striking collection of three-dimensional photographs from the museum's opening in the 1980s and after more recent renovations. This website brings the remarkable construction and transformation of the Musee d'Orsay to life.
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November 11th, 2016
Date Of Record Creation
November 10th, 2016 at 3:00pm
Date Of Record Release
November 11th, 2016 at 11:15am
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