Abandonment: Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires
by Jean Dubuisson, Paris, France, 1972
"Closed in 2005, private collections in favor of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) and cut up progressively the heretofore "Louvre the people" abandoned its last occupants in 2013 is the subject of closed-door negotiations. Since the end of the agreement - 31 December 2014 - which tied the Ministry of Culture assignee of the equipment and the City owner, the clause which provides for the rehabilitation of the building lease end is a stone of stumbling. The state of inexplicable abandonment of the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires (MNATP) and argument of its asbestos compromise retrocession whose building may pay the price. The Bois de Boulogne has continued to attract the votes of owners and reputable contractors. In line with these exceptional creations that are the Madrid Francis I, the Bagatelle Count of Artois or the Albert Kahn Gardens, MNATP emanates also from the fertility of a partnership between two unusual characters:Georges-Henri Rivière, the magician showcases, inventor of the concept of the museum and Jean Dubuisson, one of the most talented practitioners of his generation, who signs here a little known masterpiece."
"At one point in his life where the former National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (MNATP) hardly find a prominent place in a programmatic and cultural environment that is not limited to the Bois de Boulogne, it comes to the review the architectural interest, potential and forth to give a flagship building for the production of the postwar boom. Specialists of the architectural heritage of the twentieth century and its reconversion, French and foreign architects, former officials and users MNATP, beneficiaries of the work of Jean Dubuisson, representatives of the City and State are expected. Foreshadowing a development of the building, the work of fifty students made as part of studios devoted to MNATP at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne and at the ENSA Paris-Val de Seine in 2014- 2015 will be presented."
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