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We visit the new Musée de l’Homme

A Parisian experience

As we told you recently, the Musée de l’Homme (Museum of Man) has just reopened after six years of work – a huge and daring achievement seeing as the Natural History Museum and Quai Branly Museum partly treat similar subjects.

We decided to wait in the cold for 90 minutes take advantage of the first three days of free entry to go and see what a 21st century Parisian museum looks like. After all, it is only 30 minutes away from our hotels!

Here are some photos of our visit.

Musée de l'Homme - Paris

photos: JasonW

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We visit the musée Carnavalet – the museum of the history of Paris

Art and Culture

Free (apart from the temporary exhibitions, like the one about Atget), and huge, the musée Carnavalet is truly fascinating, with the whole history of Paris learn and look at – signs, maps, models, paintings, furniture, whole rooms recreated and even a perfectly preserved Art Nouveau shop.

Here’s our tour of the great museum…photos : JasonW (lire la suite / continue reading)


(Pre)reopening at the Palais de Tokyo
for 30 hours non-stop, from 8pm 12th April 2012

Art and Culture

After ten months of being closed for a complete internal transformation, the Palais de Tokyo is back, better and bigger than ever, expanding from 8,000 to 22,000m². Just before the official reopening on 20th April for « la Triennale », the contemporary / experimental art museum will be open non-stop from 8pm on Thursday 12th April – midnight on 13th April.My Little Dead Dick © Patrick Tsai / Madi Ju
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The new museum at the Arab World Institute is open

Art and Culture

25 years after the opening of the Arab World Institute, this complete reboot of their permanent collection – giving an overview of the twenty-two Arab countries that cofounded the institution together with France – was inaugurated today. (lire la suite / continue reading)

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Opening of the new impressionist gallery at the
musée d’Orsay on 20th October 2011

Art and Culture

Whilst most definitely an amazing museum, brilliantly converted, the architecture and decoration of Musée d’Orsay was nevertheless very much anchored in the 80s, and in need of a bit of revision.

Instead, they opted for a major reboot that will take six years, part of which includes completely redoing the big attraction – the impressionist gallery. It’s been closed since 2009 and finally reopens on 20th October, the start of what they are calling the « Nouvel Orsay »…© Musée d'Orsayphotos © Musée d’Orsay/Sophie Boegly, except the above photo © Musée d’Orsay
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