House of collectors, the Lambinet Museum reveals its hidden treasures
In Versailles, the Lambinet Museum will unveil its hidden treasures, in the Espace Richaud, located in the heart of the former Royal Hospital, from September 20 to November 17, 2019.
Two minutes away by horse-drawn carriage from the Palace of Versailles, the Lambinet Museum, the former mansion of King Louis XV’s building contractor, has been the property of the city since 1929, and houses the municipal collections. From that date, the former stately home has promoted the fine arts and the decorative arts by constructing the replica of an apartment from the royal period.
The unveiled collections of the Lambinet Museum
For the first time in its history, this rich museum of collectors, a jewel of very diverse works, will invest the Espace Richaud and display rarely visible treasures, either because they are too precious and fragile, or are kept in the reserves. Rembrandt, Houdon, Lalique, David d’Angers, Carrière or Signac will be featured and offer visitors a journey through art, from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
The Espace Richaud : a majestic place
In eight rooms distributed over two floors, 50 works of art will be exhibited in this former religious hospice, run by the Daughters of Saint Vincent de Paul, and transformed into a public cultural institution dedicated to cultural heritage and contemporary art. A great opportunity to discover both a historical site and hidden treasures...