During an exhibition "Hommage au maître de Notre-Dame-de-Vie", a journalist asked Georges Pompidou if one day France could have a museum dedicated to Picasso. He would have replied: “Yes, but what to fill it with?” No one at the time could have imagined that Pablo Picasso was creating such a huge artistic heritage. It was at the painter's death in 1973 that the inestimable treasure was discovered. The inventory, which lasted 7 years, identified more than 120,000 works and objects, including 18,885 paintings, 11,748 drawings, 1,228 sculptures, 18,000 engravings and 6,000 lithographs. Thanks to Picasso’s two successive dations by his heirs, the Picasso Museum is the only one in the world to be able to trace Pablo Picasso's entire career. The museum currently houses more than 5,000 works. Inaugurated in 1985, then closed from 2009 to 2014 for major renovation work, the museum now offers an exceptional journey through the work of Pablo Picasso. For more information, click on the " More information"