When he died in 1960, Henri Bouchard was buried next to his wife,
Suzanne Schneller, in the Cemetery of Aiserey in Côte d'Or, which is in the Bourgogne region of France.
Everything was left to his family and they decided to keep everything as it was in its
original state, and then from 1962 his residence and workshop, which were in the 16th
arrondissement of Paris, were opened to the public.
This unusual museum has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors during its time open,
as it was one of those unusual places kept totally original and preserved exactly as it
The family decided to hand over everything to the association of the Friends of Henri
Bouchard in 1984, with their aim of conserving and publicising the sculptor's work.
Unfortunately, due to the museum expanding it is going to have to be re-housed and was
closed in March 2007. The new museum is going to be housed in the Musée de la
Piscine in Roubaix near the Belgium border in the North of France and will have a complete
recreation of his studio, down to the finest details. The new museum is scheduled to
open in 2010.
However, you can still admire some of the works that were produced by Henri Bouchard
within Paris, and these can be seen at the Musée
d'Orsay, Musée du Petit Palais, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée de la Marine, Musée Rodin and the Cabinet des Médailles, which holds the most.
There are also over 20 of his works, which are on display at a museum in Dijon, where he
was born, plus his works are in many other museums around France such as in Poitier, Lyon,
Chartres, Langres and Le Havre.