A City of Paris museum
Paris Musées, managing body of the City of Paris museums network.
The 14 municipal museums
Since 1 January 2013, the public institution Paris Musées has managed the network of 14 museums of the City of Paris holding the municipal collections: Musée d’Art Moderne, Maison de Balzac, Musée Bourdelle, Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, Les Catacombes, Musée Cernuschi – Musée des Arts de l’Asie, Musée Cognacq-Jay – Musée du XVIIIème Siècle, Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame, Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode, Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris/ Musée Jean Moulin, Petit Palais – Musée des Beaux-Arts, Maisons de Victor Hugo, Musée de la Vie Romantique, Musée Zadkine.
Chairman Christophe Girard
Paris Musées is chaired by Christophe Girard, First Deputy Mayor of Paris in Charge of Culture. The main offices of Paris Musées are located at 27, rue des Petites Écuries in the 10th arrondissement.
An ambitious project
This reform, adopted by the Mayor of Paris at the time, Bertrand Delanoë, is an ambitious project for the museums. It strengthens the strategic development of the network, optimizes its management and benefits from a significant financial contribution from the City to continue the renovation of buildings and improve the functioning of museums.
The priorities set by the City for this new public institution are as follows:
- The enhancement of municipal collections through computerization and digitization of the works, development of research, the programming of events and multiple showings of works, aimed at raising awareness of the City’s collections and bringing them to the public, with free admission since 2001.
- The programming of exhibitions and production of publications of high editorial quality, enhancing the cultural richness of the capital and its national and international repute.
- The development and expansion of museum audiences through stronger educational policies and greater attention to the comfort of visitors and to cultural mediation (the quality of the visitor’s encounter with the work). Today, the City of Paris museums attract nearly three million visitors. The objective is to consolidate this trend and to contribute to promoting even wider access to culture.