The Musée d'Orsay was anonymously donated €20 million, these means will allow to enlarge the exhibition space. The management plans to turn the 1200 square meters of front-office space into new galleries,educational and research centers. The project, named Orsay Wide Open, will allow the museum to display more pieces from its growing collection.
The donation for the widening of the exhibition space was made through the charity group "American Friends of The Musée d'Orsay". The planned period of the enchancement project is six years.