A museum is the encounter between one or more works of art with the public. While time alters the works, it cannot date them. As for the public, it changes and evolves.
Located within the heart of the Marais in Paris, at the Carnavalet Museum works of art are there, not for their intrinsic artistic value (although most of them have a certain value) but for what they say about Paris, its inhabitants, its history, its identity, its universal values. From an autograph to monuments, the museum provides visitors with the opportunity to frequent the city like a close relative.
The architectural operation will not translate as « an architectural gesture » but an impetus that will accompany visitors throughout their (re)discovery of the museum.
In association with Snøhetta and Nathalie Crinière exhibition designer, the François Chatillon practice undertakes the restoration and renewal of the visitor experience to provide, late 2019, a new account of the City of Paris history