During the closure of the Mucem,


Programming continues online and the gardens of the fort Saint-Jean remain open to the public from 9am 6pm 7 days a week.

Research and training

Research and the museum

The research carried out relates to the dynamics of contemporary societies of Europe and the Mediterranean, conceived from a comparative and inter-disciplinary point of view that favours transversal partnerships between different players. This includes researchers in all disciplines, conservators, artists, curators and citizens.

Guiding principles

1 To document the phenomena of contemporary society at Euro-Mediterranean level;
2 To develop research tools that apply to the museum’s activities: conservation, documentation and enrichment of the collections, transmission and diffusion of knowledge areas, and the involvement of the public;
3 To set up exhibitions based on research work and first-hand documentation (seminars, surveys and publications);
4 To make a contribution towards training those involved in heritage, and students;
5 To mobilise the scientific community whilst also underpinning working partnerships with researchers and research laboratories at both national and international level.

Main partners

—EHESS, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Labexmed, Imera, Ird, Inp, Ecole du Louvre.
—The programming and scientific evaluation committee
—The programming and scientific evaluation committee brings together a dozen or so scientific experts who look at the research and training that is being done (including research applications, survey collections, publications and partnership developments).