Suspended between the sky and the sea, floating at the entrance to the « Vieux-Port» harbour, a new national museum has opened its doors.
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) is located in Marseille, France. It was inaugurated on the 7th of June 2013 as part of the special year designating Marseille as the European Capital of Culture (MP2013).
It’s the first museum in the world to be devoted to Mediterranean civilisations, so fertile when it comes to history and culture.
Describing itself as a « society museum», the MuCEM is dedicated to the conservation, the study, the presentation and the cultural mediation of the European and Mediterranean era anthropological heritage, with international collections and researches based on an interdisciplinary approach to society through the ages up to modern times. Beyond the collections, the MuCEM aims at acting as a forum, a place for debates, where reference presentations and temporary exhibitions focus on major societal issues.