The Centre Pompidou in Paris, known for its modern and contemporary art collections, will undergo a major renovation project and be closed for five years from 2025 to 2030. The ambitious expansion plans include converting disused bus parks into exhibition spaces and creating a "new generation center" and a restaurant. The Bibliothèque Publique d'Information and the Musée national d'art moderne will be refurbished and upgraded, with the latter housing the Brancusi workshop. An architectural competition will be held to select the renovation project, and the reopening is scheduled for 2030. The French state will provide €262 million for the technical upgrade, and additional funding is being sought for cultural projects.
During the closure, the Centre Pompidou will collaborate with other institutions. It will temporarily occupy the national galleries of the Grand Palais and present exhibitions, starting with a show on art brut. The museum will also partner with the Louvre to showcase works in different departments.
The decision to close the Centre Pompidou for an extended period was made due to the need for essential maintenance work to address corrosion and wear and tear issues. The renovation project aligns with the institution's 50th anniversary in 2027 and aims to enhance its facilities and offerings for visitors.