After a very thorough conservation treatment, Jardin d’émail by Jean Dubuffet (Le Havre, 1901-Paris, 1985) is open to the public again since the spring of 2020. 

Jardin d'émail in 1974The various stages in the extensive and complex conservation process have been filmed: the surface of the 600 m relief was documented with a 3D-scan, chemical analyses were made of the types of paint used, structural research was conducted, the concrete has been cleaned and hundreds of metres of the drainage system were completely renewed. The movie shows how the ‘garden within a garden’ is slowly but surely restored to its former glory.

On the wall, you can read about the history, realization and previous conservation efforts.

More info about the conservation

Image: Installation Jardin d'émail in 1974