The Musée de l'Homme is an anthropology museum in Paris, France. It was established in 1937 by Paul Rivet for the 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne. It is the descendant of the Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro, founded in 1878. The Musée de l'Homme is a research center under the authority of various ministries, and it groups several entities from the CNRS. The Musée de l'Homme is one of the seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. The Musée de l'Homme occupies most of the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot in the 16th arrondissement. The vast majority of its collection was transferred to the Quai Branly museum.HistoryThe Musée de l'Homme has inherited items from historical collections created as early as the 16th century, from cabinets of curiosities, and the Royal Cabinet. These collections were enriched during the 19th century, and they still are today. The aim is to gather in one site everything which defines the human being: man in his evolution (prehistory), man in his unity and diversity (anthropology), man in his cultural and social expression (ethnology).Add Musee de L'Homme and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris online road trip planner.
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Musee de L'Homme Reviews
WE had walked past, around and in front of th Musee de L'Homme and knew very little about the collection inside. So on our second last day we decided to take a look inside. Instantly we realised... more »
It gives general information about human and society. It can be more interesting for children. ' Je mange donc je suis' exhibition was interesting also. Overall it isn't the one of the first places... more »
Everything is in French. Not as interesting as I thought it will be. Lacks a coherent and illuminating narrative. Just things gathered from around the world presented as story of humans. The place is huge yet seems empty. I've seen many museums all over the world presenting a much better picture of human kind.
I am certain this is a excellent experience if you can read French as the collection on display appear interesting. But the support for English is extremely limited, near non existent. Every other site offers some sort of non French support often on the form of an audio guide. It is clear the museum was recently renovated making this a deliberate decision. The fact that the museum has so many displays on the evolution of human language and the lobby stairs are dominated by the word welcome in dozens of varied languages, the lack of meaningful support for non French visitors is an insult.
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