Museum - Musée départementale d’art ancien et contemporain

Enter this great glass vessel, installed on the Moselle Island, to contemplate the works that dwell in it.

Dream in the Gallo-Roman pantheon occupied by hybrid creatures, lean on the classic landscapes and guess the moment when the painter captured the light. Let yourself be over whelmed by the contemporary productions.

In order to celebrate its 25th anniversary of its renovation, the museum is offering a new permanent exhibition of its Fine Art collections.

This large-scale operation profoundly changes the visit. It allows the visitor to admire nearly 200 works in a path leading from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century in almost 900 square metres. That is almost doubling the area since the reopening of the museum in 1992.

This new presentation shows the immense wealth of the Fine Art collection with its paintings, sculptures and objects of art. Works by major artists are included, such as Rembrandt, de La Tour, Van Goyen, Pannini, Claude Gellée, Furini, Vlaminck to name but a few.

After several decades in the reserve and having had important restoration work carried out on them more than 110 works are awaiting discovery. They promise many nice surprises even if you are a regular visitor.

New devices have been put in place to enable each visitor to better understand and appropriate the works such as digital terminals, sounds and lights effects, etc.

Guided tours are available for groups by reservation. Audio guides are also available (French, English and German) to assist you in uncovering of the museum.