Paris Musées, contractor for the City of Paris museum network.
The 14 municipal museums
Since January 1, 2013, the Paris Musées public entity has managed the network of fourteen municipal museums that house the municipal collections: Museum of Modern Art, House of Balzac, Bourdelle Museum, Carnavalet Museum – History of Paris, Paris Catacombs, Cernuschi Museum, Museum of Asia Arts, Cognac-Jay Museum – Museum of the Eighteenth Century, Archeological Crypt on Île de la Cité, Palais Galliera – Museum of Fashion, Museum of General Leclerc de Hauteclocque and the Liberation of Paris/Jean Moulin, Petit Palais – Museum of Fine Arts, Victor Hugo Homes, Museum of the Romantics, Zadkine Museum.
An ambitious project
The reform decided upon by Bertrand Delanoë during his term as Mayor of Paris is an ambitious project for the museums. It reinforces the strategic guidelines of the network, optimizes network management and is supported by a major financial effort on the part of the city for the continued renovation of buildings and the improvement of museum operation.
The priorities set by the City for this new public entity are:
Promotion of the municipal collections, including the digitizing of works, the development of research and the scheduling of events and new presentations that are designed to make the City collections more well known. They have been available free of charge to visitors since 2001.
The programming of exhibitions and the creation of high-quality publications contribute to the cultural wealth of the capital and its national and international reputation.
The development and expansion of audiences through a reinforced educational policy and greater attention paid to visitor comfort and cultural outreach. The museums of the City of Paris currently welcome nearly three million visitors. The goal is to consolidate this dynamic and contribute to an even greater democratization of cultural access.