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Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art

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Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art
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Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art is located in France
Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art
Location within France
EstablishedJune 25, 2015; 5 years ago (2015-06-25)
LocationMontsoreau, France
Coordinates47°12′56″N 0°03′44″E / 47.2156°N 0.0622°E / 47.2156; 0.0622Coordinates: 47°12′56″N 0°03′44″E / 47.2156°N 0.0622°E / 47.2156; 0.0622
TypeContemporary art museum
CollectionsArt & Language
Collection size1,000
Visitors35,000 (2016)
50,000 (2018)
FounderPhilippe Méaille

The Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art, is a museum of contemporary art privately owned by the french art collector Philippe Méaille.[1][2][3][4] It is situated in France in the Loire valley. The Château de Montsoreau-Museum of Contemporary Art is the only chateau of so called Chateaux of the Loire Valley to have been transformed in a museum of Contemporary art.

It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Collection[change | change source]

The Philippe Méaille collection, which constitutes the collection of the museum, is the world's largest collection of Art & Language works.[5] The collection is installed on the first two floors of the building. This collaboration between british, american and australian artists is at the origin of what is now called conceptual art.[6][7]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Largest collection of radical conceptualists Art & Language finds home in a French château". 2015.
  2. "A Historic Conceptual Art Group Has Taken Over a French Château". Hyperallergic. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. "Combining Past, Present and Future: The Contemporary Art Museum at Château de Montsoreau".
  4. Chernick, Karen (20 September 2019). "The Collector Who Turned a 15th-Century French Castle into a Contemporary Art Destination". Artsy. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  5. "Art & Language uncompleted: The Philippe Méaille Collection". 2014.
  6. "Art & Language". 2008.
  7. "Collection Art & Language". 2000.

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