A brief history of the collections

Although the MuCEM was inaugurated in Marseille in 2013, its origins actually date back to the 19th century. Today, it manages an original, composite collection, mainly made up of more than 250,000 objects, 350,000 photographs, 200,000 posters, prints and postcards, and 150,000 works, that it continues to enrich through an acquisitions policy that is open to Mediterranean subjects, from the Neolithic to contemporary art.