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The history of MuCEM

The history of MuCEM

2000/

December: announcement of the creation of the museum in Marseille by the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Catherine Tasca.

 

2002/

An office is set up in Marseille for organising exhibitions and building local partnerships.

 

2003/

A first preliminary...

J4

J4

Located overlooking the sea, on the former J4 pier in the port, the building designed by Rudy Ricciotti (in association with Roland Carta) forms the heart of the MuCEM. It is here that large exhibitions are held, as well as events that make up the artistic and cultural programme.

 

The J4 building houses the...

Fort Saint-Jean

Fort Saint-Jean

Built in the 17th century, the Fort Saint Jean was completely restored for the opening of the MuCEM. Open to the public for the first time in its history, this historic monument is today a magnet for the public, offering many different attractions, from exhibitions and shows to historical and botanical walks.

 

The Fort Saint Jean, covering 15,000 m...

The Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR)

The Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR)

Located in the Belle de Mai neighbourhood, the Centre de Conservation et de Ressources (CCR) today houses all of the collections conserved by the MuCEM. These collections can be viewed by both specialists and members of the general public.

 

Although the architecture of the building designed by Corinne Vezzoni evokes mystery and opacity, the Centre de...

The MuCEM concentrates its international initiatives at the intersection of the Mediterranean and European worlds. Its aim is to ensure a wide range of differing viewpoints and historical trajectories, and to be a Museum not of civilisation, but of civilisations, taking into account their strong singularities as well as their commonalities. By...
Marseille is a hugely symbolic choice for the installation of the museum. On the shore of a Mediterranean in which we must reinvest, first and foremost through education and culture, this great city – the second largest in France by population – remains the most emblematic of these multiple and permanent contacts between the two shores, and of...
Pour découvrir le projet du Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, cet ouvrage vous immergera dans le projet architectural ambitieux formé par le bâtiment du J4 conçu par Rudy Ricciotti et Roland Carta, le fort Saint-Jean restauré, le Centre de Conservation et de Ressources conçu par Corinne Vezzoni.   Le MuCEM constitue une...
Taking a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, research at the MuCEM gathers together all the human and social sciences in order to:   − develop the most complete scientific knowledge of the events that affect society treated by the museum and the collections associated with them;   − set up and evaluate the presentation tools of the works...
The MuCEM, in partnership with the higher education institutions, offers training courses that combine the knowledge of the cultural contexts of Europe and the Mediterranean with the specific nature of the assignments and professional practices of the museum (documentation, collection, conservation, restoration, mediation...).   Within this...
Family-youth
Pour découvrir le Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée en famille et en s’amusant, Objectif MuCEM vous aidera à parcourir le J4 conçu par Rudy Ricciotti et Roland Carta, et à vous perdre dans le dédale du fort Saint-Jean et ses jardins.   Au MuCEM, véritable cité culturelle installée au cœur de Marseille, vous pourrez voir...