The permanent exhibition
On June 17, after 3 years of renovation work, the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration reopened its permanent gallery with a completely new, more didactic and progressive space, incorporating recent research on immigration in France.
Following major works in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, the Museum's reopens its permanent exhibition with a completely renewed, more didactic and evolving space integrating recent research on immigration in France.
Larger and more accessible, especially to young people, the new Museum unfolds a chronological, thematic and sensitive narrative in 11 key dates - from 1685 to the present day - which show that the history of immigration is an indivisible component of French history, based on scientific data, events and life stories.
Combining archival documents, photographs, paintings, sculptures, posters, life stories, contemporary artistic creations and digital mediation tools for all ages, the new Museum will provide each visitor with the essential elements to know and understand an essential part of French identity.
What does the museographic redesign of the permanent visitor trail consist in?
Until now, the permanent visitor trail has offered a theme-based approach (the experience of immigration, confrontation with the State and public opinion, work places, work, cultural diversity...). In 2023, it will be designed around a historical approach centred on 11 key dates, from 1685 to our days, with a final section devoted to contemporary issues. New digital tools and a children’s trail will also be added.
The circuit also features recent acquisitions and works by contemporary artists from the Museum collection, including Kader Attia, Lahouari Mohammed Bakir, Pascale Consigny, Claire Fontaine, Samuel Fosso, Mathieu Pernot, Zineb Sedira and Barthelemy Toguo to name but a few as well as guest artists such as Gaëlle Choisne and Valérie Mréjen.
The new Museum circuit
Head curator, director, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.
Executive curator, heritage curator, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.
Scientific curator, dierctor of the research department at the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration.
Scientific curator, historian and political scientist, lecturer at the Université de Versailles- Saint-Quentin and lecturer / researcher at Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Scientific curator, historian, lecturer in contemporary
history at the University of Reims Champagne-
Ardenne, junior member of the Institut Universitaire
Scientific curator, geographer, director of studies at EHESS/ Géographie - cités laboratory.
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