The Musée Gassendi is a museum of both natural history and art. And the introduction of contemporary art into its permanent collections, along with works installed in the surrounding landscape, have given it a prominent place in European museography.
In 2003, after a complete renovation, the museum opened itself to its history and geographical environment. Drawing inspiration from cabinets of curiosities, it has built up rich collections that establish links between art and science, the interior and the exterior, the old and the new. In particular, there are some fifty site-specific works that constitute a “collection of contemporary art in nature”.
Translation: John Doherty.
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