In partnership with the INA, France’s national audiovisual institute, here is a selection of videos regarding the opening of the museum.
1975 : TF1, 1 pm news programme, 21 January 1975: the Musée Picasso installed in the Hôtel Salé in Paris’ Marais district. To commemorate its renovation, the programme broadcast the long and rich history of this remarkable building. (in French)
1979 : Antenne 2, Zig Zag, 12 December 1979: Maurice Aicardi, President of the Interministerial Commission for the Preservation of National Artistic Heritage, explained the circumstances surrounding the Pablo Picasso “dation” and more generally the principles underlying the law of 31 December 1968 regarding the acceptance in lieu mechanism. Presented from the main staircase at the Hôtel Salé, during its renovation. (in French)
1984 : TF1, the 1 pm news programme, 5 July 1984:the architect Roland Simounet presents, on the site of the Musée Picasso, the main componenets of the Hôtel Salé’s renovation, illustrated by the technical innovations shown during the course of the news item. (in French)
1985 : Antenne, 2. Midi 2, 23 September 1985: for the occasion of the inauguration of the Musée Picasso on that day, a report on transferring Pablo Picasso’s works from the storerooms in the Palais de Tokyo to the picture rails in the Hôtel Salé. The first images of the works being hung are explained by Dominique Bozo, chief curator at the Musée Picasso. (in french)