After twelve years of work, the historic birthplace of the National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) opens its doors to the general public.
Preserving our historical heritage is part of the setec group’s DNA. After twelve years of work, the historic birthplace of the National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) opens its doors to the general public. On Tuesday the 13th of September, the Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne inaugurated the site.
Setec provided expertise and know-how on this historic project for more than 10 years. Scheduled in two phases in order to maintain the activity on site, the #restructuring work focused on securing the buildings and equipment, improving the conservation conditions of the collections, creating a new access, as well as renovating and extending the services offered to the public, notably with the opening of the Oval Room. The works also allowed the installation of the new library of the National Institute of History of Art (Institut national d’histoire de l’art) and the National School of Chartes (École nationale des chartes) as well as the creation of the National Library Museum (Musée de la BNF). The projects ensured the organisation and coordination of the works in an occupied site classified as a historical monument.
The National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), one of the oldest cultural institutions in France, took part in the National Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine) on the 17th and 18th of September 2022, and offered the public an exceptional programme.