Musée d'Orsay, Paris (France)

The idea of converting Orsay, the old railway station, into a museum was first suggested in the 1970s. When it opened in December 1986, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, had assembled approximately 1,200 sculptures, most of which came from the former Musée du Luxembourg collections and the Louvre or were loaned by the state. Today the museum boasts 20 or so works by Rodin, notably from the former Musée du Luxembourg collections. Benefiting from an exchange system, the Musée d’Orsay also manages to obtain works exhibited in other museums, such as the Musée Rodin’s Thinker and The Gates of Hell.

 

Link to the site of the Musée d'Orsay

Photo : Dalbera - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalbera/3306446179/