Two years from now, tourists coming to Paris will be able to visit the French capital’s first digital museum of fine art, L’Atelier des Lumières, which will open in the 11 arrondissement at the site of a 19th-century foundry on the Rue Saint-Maur.
The museum, financed in part by Fondation Culturespaces, will use an ultra-modern projection system to digitize and cast on walls various works of art from paintings and collages to mosaics by artists like Klimt, Bosch, Breugel and Chagall. Music will also be played to enhance the artistic experience.
The upcoming cultural institution is one of 12 museums Culturespaces has financed, including Paris’s Musée Jacquemart-André and Musée Maillol, many inhabiting building with historic value that otherwise would remain abandoned. The foundation’s purpose is to help underprivileged or disabled children and students learn more about art and engage with their country’s history.