THE FONDATION MUSEE D’ART MODERNE GRAND-DUC JEAN

Who created the Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean?
The State of Luxembourg created the Fondation in July 1998

What is its role?
The Fondation manages the conception and implementation of the future museum; it is responsible for constituting its collection, and for setting up a pre-opening programme

What is its status?
It is a private foundation whose main patron is the State

Who are the members of the board of directors?
The board of directors is presided by Mr. Jacques Santer and composed of 14 members

Who is the director of the Fondation?
Enrico Lunghi

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


THE BUILDING

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


THE COLLECTION

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


"BE THE ARTISTS’ GUEST"

Is there a guiding concept inspiring mudam’s cultural program until the opening?
The Fondation proposes "Be the Artists’ Guest", an open invitation to artists and creators to take over all museum spaces and thus bring artists’ led opportunities to rethink their use

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 landscape around the museum?
Landscape design firm Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

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

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