Magritte Museum in Brussels Announces Temporary Closure Due to Improvements

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BRUSSELS.- Due to improvement works of the HVAC installations (Heath Ventilation & Airco) the Musée Magritte Museum will be closed to the public from January 3rd to 31st, 2011. These works have been considered necessary following the recent technological developments. On this occasion some renovation works will be caried out in the exhibition rooms (among others painting works). All these works guarantee the conservation rules for this remarkable collection. The Musée Magritte Museum, open since the 2nd of June 2009 and situated in the Altenloh Hotel (a building of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium) reached no less than 500.000 visitors within one year ! The museum is located at the Place Royale, in the very heart of Brussels. Thanks to the competences sponsorship developed by the French and Belgian GDF SUEZ subsidiary companies and with the support of the Magritte Foundation this museum was