The Albert-Kahn departmental museum will reopen its doors in Boulogne-Billancourt in March 2022 after five years of work.

A beautiful Japanese garden

If since the closure of the Albert-Khan departmental museum, we could still recharge our batteries in the exotic atmosphere of its magnificent gardens, this cultural setting was missing in the artistic landscape of Hauts-de-Seine. In Boulogne-Billancourt, at the level of the Saint-Cloud bridge, this little natural nugget which completes the Albert-Kahn departmental museum, dedicated to the French banker and philanthropist, has one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in France. The new building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is inspired by Albert Kahn’s special relationship with Japan : the architectural project highlights the relationship between the city, the museum and the garden.

albert kahn garden

A veritable institution

For its reopening, the program invites you to travel, with a new and immersive permanent route between interior spaces and gardens, photographic, cinematographic and plant collections, but also with the temporary exhibition « Around the World. The crossing of images, by Albert Kahn to Curiosity« . A true exploration of representations of travel through photography and film from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. In the Hauts-de-Seine department, the Albert-Kahn museum and its gardens are a veritable institution, the former home of the banker and philanthropist, a colorful character. He has put together an incredible collection of autochromes, the first color photographs that tell the story of the world, Les Archives de la Planète. But the man was also passionate about plants, hence the creation of a garden open to the public, with six different styles of gardens: a French garden, a Japanese garden and its tea pavilion, an English garden, a Vosges forest, a blue forest with its central marsh and a golden forest with its birches.

Albert-Kahn, museum and garden

14 Port Street 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

https://albert-kahn.hauts-de-seine.fr/

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