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From prehistory to the Beaux Arts movement of the 20th century, experience the entire history of Luxembourg as you make your way up from the basement to the eaves of this wonderful museum. Do not miss the Roman mosaic known locally as “aux muses”. The new Wiltheim Wing provides an insight into the history of local furniture making and design through the ages.
Discover the entire history of Luxembourg City in this spectacular building in which the exhibits start off in the basement, hewed out of the rock, and go on and on as you rise through the bright upper floors. The Museum's collections bear witness to the industrial, handicraft and commercial heritage of the capital.
The musuem's panoramic lift is a fascinating example of the successful adaptation of an old building to the expectations of modern-day museum visitors. The glass cage of the lift passes through the entire height of the museum. The cage is a room in itself, with a surface area of 18 sqm, and can hold up to 65 people. Thanks to its transparent walls and reduced pace, the public is able to admire the rock foundations visible on the lower levels and the panoramic view of the Grund district and Rham plateau on the upper levels. The lift travels through more than thousand years of history in a few minutes, showing the urban stratification of the city of Luxembourg throughout the centuries.
Visitors to the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) get to experience an exceptional cultural diversity and are spoilt for choice with the centre’s two temporary exhibition spaces, Display01 and the Pomhouse, its two permanent galleries housing the Steichen Collections – The Bitter Years at the Waassertuerm and The Family of Man at Clervaux Castle – and, last but not least, its two cinemas and the centre’s multimedia library, known as the Médiathèque.
The CNA is both an open platform for the general public and a professional institution. It was established in 1989 and placed under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. Its missions are the conservation and enhancement of Luxembourg’s audiovisual heritage and to ensure that all members of the public can access the culture of sound and that of the fixed and moving image, through exhibitions, publications, screenings, conferences and other events aimed at the general public.
Centre Pompidou-Metz is a public centre for the arts inaugurated in 2010. Focusing on modern and contemporary art, it presents temporary exhibitions as well as live performances, films and conferences. Located in an innovative building designed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, Centre Pompidou-Metz organises internationally acclaimed thematic and monographic exhibitions drawing among others on the world-renowned collections of the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne.
The museum was designed to reflect the specificity of its collection of paintings originally acquired by wealthy private collectors in the 18th and 19th century. Its core structure, an urban villa from 1873, was redeveloped under the supervision of architect Philippe Schmit of the Luxembourg-based office Diane Heirend & Philippe Schmit architectes, whose contemporary extension engages in a stimulating architectural dialogue with the historic building.
The Villa Vauban owes its name to a fort of the former Luxembourg fortress built by the fortress architect of Louis XIV, Sébastien Le Prestre Vauban (1633–1707) which served as the foundation of the later residence. Today an impressive part of the fortress wall of the 18th century can be admired in the basement of the museum.
The museum complex is located in a park designed by the French architect Édouard André (1840–1911), one of the leading landscape planners of his time. Extensive refurbishment works will recover the park's original design, thus allowing visitors to explore historic works of art in a quiet and relaxing setting in the heart of the city.
Ideally located in the heart of the capital, Casino Luxembourg organises since 1996 contemporary art exhibitions with a focus on young or emerging artists. Following recent refurbishment works, the first floor of the building is reserved for temporary exhibitions (monographic and thematic exhibitions), while the ground floor holds a screening room (BlackBox) as well as a specialised library, a dedicated space for educational activities and the café-restaurant ca(fé)sino.
After several years of operating without a dedicated exhibition space, Mudam, Luxembourg’s museum of modern art, moved into a spectacular building designed by the world-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 2006. The museum’s collection and programme reflect current trends in contemporary art while documenting the emergence of new artistic practices on the national and international level. A place for aesthetic discoveries, reflection and contemplation, Mudam also provides a quiet setting for a coffee break (Mudam Café) and a small museum shop (Mudam Boutique).