Canton Berne approves funds for Klee museum

The Berne cantonal government has granted an initial subsidy of Sfr740,000 towards financing the first stage of the building of a new Paul Klee museum on the outskirts of the capital.

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The Berne cantonal government has granted an initial subsidy of Sfr740,000 towards financing the first stage of the building of a new Paul Klee museum on the outskirts of the capital.

Both the canton and the city authorities are financing the development of the area around the museum, including road access and parking. A foundation set up by a wealthy Bernese patron, Maurice Müller, is responsible for planning and financing the centre itself.

The building, designed by the acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano, is due to be opened in 2005. It will house the world's biggest collection of works by the Berne-born artist, who died in 1940.

From staff and wire reports

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