Reopening of the Musée de l’Homme in Paris

  • Musée de l'Homme, The Pavillon de Tête, view from the Parvis des Droits de l'Homme

    Musée de l'Homme, The Pavillon de Tête, view from the Parvis des Droits de l'Homme

    © MNHN/JC Domenech

  • Trophy: Dayak skull chiseled and decorated with shells, Borneo

    Trophy: Dayak skull chiseled and decorated with shells, Borneo

    © MNHN - Daniel Ponsard

  • Different shades of eye colour

    Different shades of eye colour

    © MNHN - Daniel Ponsard

  • Flints, the Somme valley, labels annotated by Boucher de Perthes

    Flints, the Somme valley, labels annotated by Boucher de Perthes

    © MNHN - Daniel Ponsard

  • View from the Eiffel Tower

    View from the Eiffel Tower

    © MNHN/JC Domenech

  • © MNHN/MNHN/JC Domenech

Reopening of the Musée de l’Homme in Paris 17 place Trocadéro 75016 Paris fr

Mankind is evolving, as well as its museum, with its grand reopening on the 17th October 2015.

A journey through the discovery of Mankind, from its origins to its future

The new museum presents prehistoric, biological and cultural anthropology collections all in the same place, as well as being a centre for teaching and research on the evolution of Mankind and society.

Associated with the National Museum of Natural History, the Musée de l’Homme is at the heart of a multidisciplinary scientific network.

A place to debate, an open space for all

This privileged place addresses the major questions of the Human Science today.

Enjoy vast areas of exchange and life: atrium, auditorium, resource centre, and educational workshops.

Man’s Evolution

From a biological, social and cultural perspective, the permanent exhibition works with three main themes:

  • Who are we?
  • Where did we come from?
  • Where are we headed?

With the goal of understanding the human race and its place in the living, to tell of our origins and to question our margins for adaptation in tomorrow's world.

The exhibition draws on priceless collections: fossils of Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon men, Paleolithic statuettes, anatomical wax-models... The prehistoric and anthropologic collections at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris are among the largest in the world.

You will find both elements of knowledge and understanding, and also discover that other cultures have different approaches to these questions, different reflections on our cultures, and other responses to them.

The museum spaces

The permanent exhibition is laid out in a continuous path that curves around within the two large main rooms of the building.

The Atrium acts as a crossroads between the permanent and temporary displays, linking all of the exhibition spaces together.

Address

Musée de l'Homme
17 place Trocadéro
75106 Paris

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