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Musée Rupert de Chièvres

Poitiers | Arts décoratifs
The Musée Rupert de Chièvres is the second largest museum in the French city of Poitiers, behind the St. Croix Museum. The building was formerly the convent of the Augustinians.

The Museum is housed in a converted mansion located in the city centre, between the prefecture and the City Hall. The Museum takes its name from François Radegonde Rupert de Chièvres, a gentleman of the 19th century who lived there. Annuitant, Rupert de Chièvres was a collection of paintings of Dutch and Flemish, schools, but also furniture and earthenware. The Museum covers the unexplored periods by the Musée Sainte-Croix, the 16th to the 18th century. The atmosphere is that of a collector House.

The Museum, in May 2007, came out of a period of closure for work to improve the illumination of the works, open a cabinet of tiles (120 pieces presented) and redevelop the collections. Since early 2009, the Museum is closed again for the construction of collections and perhaps a new route Museum.
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