A new exhibition space featuring mostly artifacts from ancient Greece, was inaugurated on February 12 at the Paul-Valéry University’s Musée des Moulages in Montpellier. The new space showcases 22 pieces from antiquity loaned to the museum by the Louvre.
Behind four display cases, in a space which dominates the rest of the museum, are marble sculptures, painted vases, terracotta statuettes, mainly from ancient Greece, dating from the 6th to the 1st century BC. In addition, the museum exhibits its permanent collection with rare pieces, busts, vases and plaster decorations, copies of antique works made in the 19th century.
“We wanted to revive the spirit of the past and showcase this heritage”, says Paul-Valéry University president, Patrick Gilli. Designed for the visitors who are seeking tranquility, this new exhibition space is aimed at maintaining a taste for beauty”.
Founded in 1890, the Musée des Moulages celebrates its 130th anniversary this year and continues to renew itself.