Rafael Vignoli was the author of this large-scale plan, designed to be implemented within 6 years. The goal of the museum management is to maintain the prestige and high scientific level of the institute, preventing it from becoming an ordinary provincial collection of works of art. At the same time, from the ensemble of buildings of different times, only the first building built in 1916 and a wing of 1971, owned by the architect of the New York Whitney Gallery, Marcel Breer, will remain. Instead of the demolished structures, several new ones will appear, surrounding the vast glazed museum "square". This will restore the original symmetry along the north-south axis, emphasizing the dominance of the neoclassical facade of the building of the early 20th century. During the entire renovation period, the museum will continue to hold temporary exhibitions, and will be completely closed to the public for only the first 6 months of 2006.
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