Paris, 4 April 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Musée de Cluny has launched “The Lady and the Unicorn” project. In order to continue its conservation-restoration process, which first phase took place in 2012, the museum will take down its famous tapestry series in April 2013, which includes six pieces, each representing apology in a sense.
In addition, throughout the duration of this process, the museum will organise an exhibition titled “not on walls” and will exceptionally lend its hangings to the National Art Center in Tokyo from 24 April to 15 July 2013, then to the National Museum of Art in Osaka from 26 July to 20 October 2013. The tapestries will be redisplayed at the end of 2013.
The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry was added to the collection of the Musée de Cluny in 1882 and has been displayed in a rotunda, allowing visitors to observe the complementariness of this series that cannot be deciphered in any particular order. “The Lady and the Unicorn” project also includes a photographic campaign, conducted by the Council of National Museums – Grand Palais. This process will help diffuse the visuals of these tapestries in high definition, before and after its restoration to an ever increasing public. Finally, the exhibition room of the tapestries will also be renovated in order to keep them in good conservation condition.