Hello, I'm Milo for the Alice Trading Company. But today we'll talk about Musee d'Orsay.
哈囉，我是 Alice Trading Company 的 Milo。今天我們要來聊聊奧賽博物館。
The museum was actually opened for the World Fair in July of 1900 to be a train station, and until 1939, it operated as the Gare d'Orsay. Previously the site had been a palace that was burnt down in 1871.
博物館過去其實是為 1900 年 7 月的世博會來啟用作為車站，直到 1939 年前，它都以奧賽車站之名營運。這地點先前是一座在 1871 年燒毀的宮殿。
When the Orleans Railroad Company wanted to build a more central train station on the spot, they were challenged by the impressive architecture nearby—not only the Louvre but the immediate neighbor, the Palais de la Legion d'Honneur, which is also an interesting stop on any tour of the history of France. It houses profiles of figures from French history who have been awarded the Legion of Honor accolade.
The Orsay train station was a glorious achievement and was considered very modern at the time with elevators for passengers, lifts for luggage, and an elegant hotel. However, in 1939, the station was unable to modernize for the electric trains of the time and began to serve other uses. It was a film set, a mail center during World War II, an auction house, and even housed a theater company. The hotel closed its doors in 1973 and the space was directionless for a short time until the idea to put a museum there began to take shape in the late '70s.
奧賽車站是個輝煌的成就，且在當時被認為是非常現代化的，有著載客電梯、行李升降梯，以及一間典雅的飯店。然而，在 1939 年，車站無法為當時的電力火車現代化更新，便開始作其他用途。它是片廠、二戰期間的郵政中心、拍賣場，甚至還容下一間影劇公司。飯店在 1973 年關閉，而那空間有一小段時間沒有發展方向，直到 70 年代晚期時，設立博物館的概念開始成型。
In 1986, the Musee d'Orsay opened its doors as a museum, showcasing late 19th and early 20th century art, the building itself probably being the first piece in the collection. It's easy to get to, having its own metro and train station stop right next to the entrance.
1986 年，奧賽博物館以博物館之名開幕，展示 19 世紀晚期以及 20 世紀早期的藝術，建築物本身大概就是第一件收藏品。博物館很容易抵達，在入口處旁就有專屬的地鐵站及車站。
While the museum focuses on a particular epoch in history, those who run it are not stuck there. They have recently redesigned the collection to have greater significance as you wander the circuit they have conceived to tell you the story of creative work of the period.
The museum also houses temporary exhibits that will fascinate you as they flesh out particular movements or work of the era, sometimes taking a very interesting perspective. They also offer concerts and other entertaining events.
Be sure to check their website as well as our Paris guide for more information. For more of our work, check out alicetc.com.