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Harvard Art Museums

A fourth contract at Harvard University

Beaubois returned to Harvard University to take part in the renovation and expansion of the Harvard Art Museums.


This huge project involved the demolition of previous additions, the renovation of the existing building and the construction of a new wing. Estimated at $350M, the work on the project took place from June 2008 to November 2014.


The artists from Ébénisterie Beaubois had the opportunity to put their exceptional talent on display for visitors. Their masterpiece, a ceiling composed of panels measuring an impressive 7 x 14.5 feet each, crowns the museums' new lecture hall and harmonizes with the walls, which are decorated with two-inch-thick wood boards mounted horizontally around the room. The effect is both breathtaking and unique!


Beaubois duplicated this effect in the museums' Art Study Center, inserting aluminum bars between the boards to hang the works of art. Its team also produced the huge cabinets for the conservation laboratories and the Art Study Center.


To achieve these monumental architectural woodwork elements, Beaubois used the wood of the Alaskan yellow cedar. Found in British Columbia, it grows for centuries. Rarely used, this hardwood yields exceptionally uniform boards and veneers as its tree rings are very symmetrical.


In contributing to the transformation of the Harvard Art Museums, Beaubois opened a new window for itself on the campus of this prestigious university. Its talent can also be admired in three other buildings-Harvard Law School Hauser Hall, the Life Sciences Building and the Maxwell Dworkin Building.


The Harvard Art Museums, among the world's leading art institutions, comprise three museums-the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum. The Fogg Museum includes Western art from the Middle Ages to the present; the Busch-Reisinger Museum, unique among North American museums, is dedicated to the study of all modes and periods of art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum is focused on Asian, ancient, and Islamic and later Indian art. Together, the collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media.



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