Paris - Museum of the Marine - Presentation

The museum in Paris has closed its doors for renovation.

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History and mission

Heir to the historic rooms arsenals, large collections of Paris, Versailles and the Hall of practical work of the school of structural engineers, the National Marine Museum is both a museum of art and history, science and technology, human adventures and Popular traditions, a maritime culture center open to the wider public. It is intended to be the showcase and Heritage Conservatory of all marine.

With the Fleet Museum of St. Petersburg, he shares the privilege of being one of the two oldest maritime museums in the world by the importance and diversity of its collections. Aware of the essential educational role he must play in welcoming future generations, he is considering a completely renewed presentation of his permanent galleries within a few years

Dissemination and sharing of maritime knowledge

Around its permanent collections, large models of arsenals, paintings including the series of ports Vernet, objects of maritime activities, and temporary exhibitions, the National Maritime Museum raises public awareness of the maritime phenomenon.

With two Libraries in Paris et Rochefort (50 000 items), a documentary collection and a library, it is also a Instead of search.

The museum is in close liaison with universities, with research centers including the CNRS with which a naval archeology department was created in 1983. He is a member of ICOM and also of the International Congress of Maritime Museums ICMM.

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The museum collections

The Department of Conservation has to manage mission, study and enrichment of the Navy National Museum collections.

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Paris - History Museum

Located between the Louvre and 1748 1938, the museum has been housed in a historic building, the Palais de Chaillot.

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Library of Paris

Paris library is currently closed to the public
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Paris - Practical Information

The museum is closed for renovation, follow the news of the renovation on the social networks and the site.

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