In November 2008, mudac’s main warehouse suffered a major flood. Within but a few hours, the works were totally inundated. Most affected were the Glass Art, Ceramics and J.-E. Berger Foundation collections. A number of broken and waterlogged pieces required immediate action.
It seemed important to us to share with the public as much the event as its handling, through the A Flood of Art show. The public collections belong to a collective heritage whose preservation is incumbent upon the museum professionals. Far from limiting itself to the accident’s emotional impact, our exhibition gave full due to the restoration project and the riveting issues with which the mudac curators and the commissioned restorer had to deal.