Mucem, when the old ways answer to modernity

mediterranean culture
Mucem, when the old ways answer to modernity

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, a modern and poetic work of architecture, explores Euro-Mediterranean societies in three different Marseille locations.

Created by the architect Rudy Ricciotti, this museum is dedicated to contemporary Euro-Mediterranean societies. Spanning some 45,000 square metres on three sites, the Mucem brings together anthropology, history, archaeology, art history, and contemporary art. It has something for everyone, presenting a cultural, social, scientific, and political perspective on the civilisations that have shaped the Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present.

The Mucem is above all a poetic place, where the old meets the new at three sites: the heart of the ensemble, J4, hosts the Gallery of the Mediterranean and a temporary exhibition hall. J4 features a children's corner, an auditorium for the presentation of shows, concerts and film series, a bookshop, and a restaurant with a panoramic terrace. Fort St. John, completely restored and connected to J4 via a high footbridge jutting out above the sea, offers visitors a stunning panorama. Stroll through the new Mediterranean garden and discover the Mucem's wealth of popular arts and traditions collections. The Conservation and Resource Centre (JRC), in the district of La Belle de Mai, provides a unique opportunity to explore a museum "behind the scenes".

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (Mucem)
7 promenade Robert Laffont
13002 Marseille

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