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Budapest’s renewed Museum of Fine Arts will reopen on Wednesday with a temporary exhibition focusing on the art of Leonardo da Vinci.

Museum director László Baán told MTI on Tuesday that the three-year project involved reconstruction of some 15,000 square metres, 40 percent of the museum’s total area.

The works included renewal of the Romanesque Hall, which had been damaged in WWII and was closed for visitors ever since, Baán said.

He added that the roof of the building was replaced, new heating and air conditioning systems were installed, new exhibition halls, a restaurant, wardrobe and storage rooms were added to the earlier facilities.

From Wednesday on, visitors will have access to the museum’s Egyptian and Greco-Roman exhibitions, as well as the galleries of antique statues and pictures, while all permanent exhibitions will open mid-next year, the director said.

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Source: MTI

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