Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
A MUSEUM OF THE CIVILISATIONS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Marseille hosts a museum that looks like her: leaning on the northern side of the Mediterranean, a meeting point of the two sides, open to the winds of ideas. A Museum of the civilizations of the 21st century, the MuCEM belongs to a new generation of museums: much more than an exhibition space for art work and objects, it is a true cultural site, a place of life and multiple expressions. Meetings and debates, spectacles, concerts, cinema and archives projections complete the offer of the museum on an everyday basis, interrelating all the human sciences and mobilizing artistic expressions from both sides of the Mediterranean.
The MuCEM is interested in the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean and studies their history in order to better understand the phenomena of nowadays, in a constant quest to combine looks and disciplines. This approach is visible in the exhibitions, where the past and the present meet, in the classical collections and the contemporary works of art, but also in the cultural programme of the auditorium and the exterior spaces of the fort Saint-Jean, where the important current issues are analyzed.