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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

Between city and sea, on the former J4 port pier, the 15,500 sqm building contains more than 3600 sqm of exhibition space, dedicated areas for children, an auditorium with 335 seats for the presentation of lectures, performances, concerts, film series, a bookstore, a brasserie and a restaurant boasting a panoramic terrace and a unique "behind the scenes" look at a facility of this type:...

Fort Saint-Jean

Fort Saint-Jean

At the entrance of the Port of Marseille, looming above the J4 pier, Fort Saint-Jean is now an exhibition space for permanent collections. It also hosts temporary exhibitions, while offering the visitor a stroll through a Mediterranean garden. Fort Saint-Jean represents a meeting point between the city and the museum, between history and its contemporary setting.

 

Fort Saint-...

The Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR)

The Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR)

The MuCEM also has a Centre for Conservation and Resources (CCR) located in the Belle de Mai area, near the Saint-Charles railway station. The 13,000 sqm building houses the collections held by the MuCEM, including more than 8000 sqm for reserves, for a total of almost 250,000 objects, 130,000 paintings, prints, and drawings, 450,000 photographs, almost 100,000 books and periodicals, as well...

The MuCEM concentrates its international initiatives at the intersection of the Mediterranean and European...
Marseille is a hugely symbolic choice for the installation of the museum. On the shore of a Mediterranean in...
Museum collections
Pour découvrir le projet du Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, cet ouvrage vous...
Taking a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, research at the MuCEM gathers together all the human...
The MuCEM, in partnership with the higher education institutions, offers training courses that combine the...
Family-youth
Pour découvrir le Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée en famille et en s’...