Musee d'Orsay, Paris

8 Quai Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Orsay Museum - a museum of Fine and Applied Arts, one of the largest collections of European painting and sculpture from the period of eighteen hundred of fifty one thousand nine hundred tenth year. The collection consists of works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist. The collection is also rich in works of decorative art in the Art Nouveau style, photographs and pieces of architecture. Orsay Museum is located in the former building of the railway station of the same name and the adjoining hotel. Station, designed by architect Victor Laloux, was inaugurated on May 28 of the year one thousand nine hundred and became the world's first electrified railway station. However, by 1939, the movement of trains from this station has virtually stopped. During the stay of Georges Pompidou's presidency had the idea to convert the station into a museum. The museum was opened in 1986. The exhibition of the museum is located on five levels. All forms of art (painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, film, photography, music, artwork opera), presented in chronological order. Musee d'Orsay, thus fills the gap of time between the collection of the Louvre museum and the Museum of Modern Art Centre Georges Pompidou. Musee d'Orsay is also a venue for plays and concerts. There is also hosts an annual festival dedicated to the origin of cinema. Visitors can regularly attend conferences and round tables, in particular those related to temporary exhibitions..

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