Minister says Prado redesign 'lacks planning'

9th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

9 June 2005, MADRID — Spain's minister of culture has sparked a row by admitting she does not like the multi-million euro refurbishment of Madrid's landmark Prado art museum.

9 June 2005

MADRID — Spain's minister of culture has sparked a row by admitting she does not like the multi-million euro refurbishment of Madrid's landmark Prado art museum.

In an interview with the Spanish daily El Mundo, Carmen Calvo said the changes to the museum showed a "lack of planning".

She said this problem will need money and time to correct, before it is finished.

Calvo also said that she did not like the refurbishment of the Reina Sofia art museum.

The Spanish capital's famous art museum will open its new wing designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in September.

The full renovation of the museum, which is to cost EUR 30 million, will finally be finished in 2010.

But Calvo said though it would modernise the architecture of the area it should have allowed "more space for the paintings".

Calvo took part in an inauguration of the Reina Sofia museum earlier this week.

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Subject: Spanish news

 


 

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