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What is the Musée de l’Homme?

The Musée de l’Homme is dedicated to understanding Mankind, its history and its future. The museum’s wealth and originality lie in its original way of working, designed by its founder Paul Rivet: a place bringing together a library, all of the ethnography, prehistory and anthropology collections dedicated to the human species, as well as a research and teaching mission.

The Galerie de l’Homme’s museography is organised into a visit circuit with three sections. The first section “Who are we?” explains what makes humans unique and diverse: body, thought, language and living together. The second highlight “Where do we come from?” enables us to go back to the origins of the species through an investigation that started a little over two centuries ago. Finally, “Where are we headed?”: a record of the transformations that mankind and the planet have gone through in the last 10,000 years leads us to question our own choices and those of humanity.