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Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie

Archaeology
Art
Besançon
France
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie
The Museum of Visual Arts and Archaeology in Besançon is the oldest public French collection, dating back to 1694. This is almost one century before most French museums were founded, during the era of the French Revolution. The most famous is the Louvre which was opened in 1793. Yet as early as in 1694, the Abbot Jean-Baptiste Boisot from St-Vincent bequeathed his collections to the Benedictines. The “Museum Library Boisot” was open to the public during the 18th century and was extended in the 19th century by the Pierre-Adrien Pâris collection and the legacy of Jean Gigoux. In the 20th century the collection was complemented by the collected works of George and Adéle Besson. This led ultimately to the redesign by the architect Louis Miquel, a pupil of Le Corbusier. From 1968 to 1970 Miquel built a concrete structure consisting of diagonal levels in the inner courtyard of the building.
Address

Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie

1 place de la Révolution
25000
Besançon
France
+33 3 81 87 80 67
Opening hours
Monday: 14:00-18:00
Wednesday - Friday: 14:00-18:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Monday: 10:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00 ,
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00-12:30, 14:00-18:00 ,
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00

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Un jeune homme joue de la mandoline
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Made in Germany

In partnership with the Institut National d'Histoire de l'ArtArt (INHA), and as part of the "Répertoire des peintures germaniques dans les collections françaises (1300-1550)" (REPEG) research program ...

Event
Fragment d'inscription, époque gallo-romaine
Besançon
Les Lettres séquanes

The MBAA is presenting a new archaeology exhibition, entitled "Les Lettres séquanes", to shed light on the organization of the territory of the city of Sequanes between the Roman conquest and the end ...

Exhibition
2 hommes et 2 femmes déjeunent dans la nature
Besançon
"Monet and in the square

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first Impressionist exhibition initiated by the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon will be hosting the ...

Exhibition
Un jeune homme joue de la mandoline
Besançon
Made in Germany

From May 4 to September 23, 2024, Besançon's Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie presents an ambitious exhibition dedicated to Germanic Renaissance paintings from French public collections. Two ...

Exhibition