The city of Narbonne is the heir to an ancient history and a prestigious name. In the heart of the most ancient Romanized territory of Gaul, Narbo Martius gave its name to a vast province. Second port of the Roman world after Ostia, it was a site of intense trade and exchange with an empire that extended around the Mediterranean.
The current urban landscape of the city does not reflect this glorious past: subsequent urbanisation has destroyed most of it. This is through knowledge, culture and curiosity about what has shaped us that the ancient heritage can live on.
This is the vocation that the new museum must carry: to give back its share to a hidden historical identity.
How can Narbo Via be affirmed in relation to the many museums and archaeological sites throughout the Occitania region? It is necessary not to think of competition but of anchoring, links, partnerships so that the new museum takes its place in an active, lively cultural vision, as much for external visitors as for the local population. To become a vector of identity within a world which, as in antiquity, is built by exchanges and communication
Thématiques : Antiquité / Archéologie /