What is "Mudam"? Mudam is the abbreviation for MUsée D’Art Moderne (Museum of Modern Art). It is also the name of the museum website www.mudam.lu.
When did the Museum open? In 2006
Who is the architect of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean? Ieoh Ming Pei
Where is the museum being built? At Luxembourg-Kirchberg, next to the Place de l’Europe
What is the total cost of the museum’s building? 90 millions euros
What is the floor space? Arts space is 6,000 sqm arranged in three levels
How many works has the current collection of the Museum? Around 420
Can the collection be visited? Yes, virtually, at www.mudam.lu/Museedartmoderne, under the «collection» heading
What is the collection historic span? From the 1980s until now
What is the annual acquisition budget for the collection? 620.000 euros
What is the Scientific Committee? The collection focuses on the new generation of artists with the aim of showcasing contemporary creation in all its diversity. Marie-Claude Beaud (director of Mudam 2000-2008) has proposed to the board to set up a committee of experts to give advice on the acquisition policy and guarantee the quality of the collection and its pertinence in relation to international creation.
Today, its members are Barnabás Bencsik, director of the Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest Jimena Blázquez Abascal, director of the NMAC Foundation, Vejer, Cádiz, Spain Dr. Julia Draganovic, freelance curator Paul Reiles, former director of the National Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg
Members from 2000 to 2009: Carmen Giménez, 20th Century Art Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Paul Reiles, director of the National Museum of History and Art, Luxembourg Dr. Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, rector of the Fine Arts Academy of Vienna Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Gallery, London replaced in 2007 by Alfred Pacquement, director of the Musée national d’art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Who has designed the official logotype of the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean? Graphic designers Nicolaus Ott and Bernard Stein from Berlin have developed an evolving logotype, which fades in several phases of flight and colour. The logo reflects at best the prelude of the opening and the spirit of dynamism of the future museum
Who has designed the first and second version of the website? www.mudam.lu is a project by Claude Closky, a different space intended to give information about the museum, to produce an independent magazine, to house a gallery of digital works, and furthermore to question the use of the Internet, while diverting it