At the entrance of the Old Port of Marseille, floating between sea and sky, a new national museum is opening its doors. Directly facing the open sea, the MuCEM's very location makes it a major development for the Mediterranean, redefining its horizon to create a place where its two shores unite. Never before has a museum been exclusively dedicated to the cultures of the Mediterranean, despite their richness and diversity in terms of history and civilisation.
Marseille is now home to a museum in its image, leaning against the north shore of the Mediterranean, facing the sea, open to the current of change. Much more than a museum, the MuCEM is a cultural centre that brings together all disciplines of the social sciences and presents artistic expression from the Mediterranean's two shores. More importantly, it is a new way of seeing the Mediterranean as a place of openness and sharing, reflecting on a common history, understanding the dialogue of civilisations, explaining the challenges involved, applying these to contemporary phenomena, and shaping a new public space.
Thématiques : Antiquité / Archéologie / Ethnologie / Histoire locale régionale / Numismatique /