Découvrez les grandes étapes du projet depuis l'annonce en 2002 du projet de rénovation du musée et le budget.

17 October 2015: Grand opening.

June 2015: Transfer of ethnological and anthropological collections.

May 2015: Delivery of laboratories. First showcases for the Galerie de l’Homme arrive.

October 2014: Return and setting up of researchers and renovation team.

2014: Finishing work.

2013: Main building work, renovation of glass-and-steel roof, classified historic monument. Museum exhibition design of permanent collections entrusted to Zen+dCo. Launch of studies for exhibition design.

2011–2012: Surveys and structural reinforcement work. Establishment of Musée de l’Homme Steering Committee, scientific commission of permanent collections, development of museum visit synopsis.

December 2010: The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle appoints Oppic to carry out project management of renovations for the Musée de l’Homme, previously entrusted to H4.

2010: Cleansing and asbestos removal of building. This work brought to light weak floor and beam load capacity, due to broad heterogeneity in types of concrete used to build the Palais de Chaillot in 1937.

2009: The Musée de l’Homme closes on 23 March, after a record-breaking weekend welcoming 25,000 visitors.
September-December: removal of collections, library and laboratories.

2007: Preliminary architectural outline submitted.

2006: Brochet-Lajus-Pueyo, in association with Nebout architecture workshop, wins the competition for architectural renovations, in tandem with the museum exhibition designer Zette Cazalas (Zen+dCo).

2005: Launch of international architecture competition for the renovation of the Musée de l’Homme.

2004 : Publication of Mohen report (Odile Jacob publishing), entitled Le Nouveau Musée de l’Homme.

2003: Establishment of a renovation committee with Jean-Pierre Mohen to identify scientific and cultural objectives of the new Musée de l’Homme.

2002: Official announcement of renovations of the Musée de l’Homme by competent ministries for the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle.17 octobre 2015 : ouverture du Musée de l'Homme


Total cost of renovations €92m (of which €12m for museum exhibition design) financed by French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Structural restoration of Passy wing (glass-and-steel roof of main pavilion, windows, small courtyards, downspout, wind- and weather-tight terraces, exterior wheelchair ramp) financed by the Ministry of Culture: €4.6m for the Musée de l’Homme share.