Restoration project of the seven sculptures in the collection
Five other works affected by dust, dirt and minor damage over the years have been restored. The Kunsthaus’s entire collection of Rodin sculptures has already been restored over recent years, thanks to the ongoing support of the BNP Paribas Suisse Foundation.
Now, collection curator Philippe Büttner has brought these together with the Maillols to create a presentation of around a dozen works that impressively demonstrates the power of French sculpture from the Impressionist period to the early modern era. The Maillol holdings will be on show in their entirety, together with the essential elements of the Rodin collection, until 16 December.
The opening of the Kunsthaus extension in 2017 will create space for a major, long-term presentation with French art, amid contemporary works, providing an attractive focal point.