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A Modern Makeover

Musee de Bastia in Corsica, France recently underwent a radical transformation as part of the restoration of the palace of governors. Project Architects, C and D Architecture called upon ClickNetherfield for some stylish custom showcase solutions.

On the northeast coast of Corsica, atop imposing cliffs sits the newly renovated Musee de Bastia within the Palace of the Governors. The museum represents a fresh and contemporary cultural experience, and has drawn in the crowds since it re-opened in 2010.

In 2004 the new cultural programme for the museum was established based on Bastia's rich history; focussing particularly on its political, social, economic and artistic legacy. With an ever-expanding collection of exhibits, it became clear that the museum had to develop. Many parts which had been destroyed during the war were also renovated as part of these restoration works. The result of this was a gallery space stripped bare to create a versatile blank canvass. This allowed the designers to create a dramatic but harmonious marriage of ancient and modern, sympathetic to the demands of today's museum-goers. ClickNetherfield understood and appreciated the unique nature of the brief and supplied cases which met both the rigorous conservation requirements and the striking design intent.

The final result reflects exactly the conservation, presentation and technical specification desired.

C+D Architects

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

The permanent exhibition has three main themes: town planning, the political, social and economic influence of the town and its rich intellectual and artistic heritage.

Museum

Musee de Bastia

Date

July 2010

Cases Used

Prism, Mono 3D