The Museum

Discover who made the Musée de l'Homme and its 133-year history!

Its history

Inaugurated in June 1938, the Musée de l’Homme focuses on the evolution of humans and human societies, combining biological...

From 1882 right up to 2015, the year of the refurbishment, let’s look back on 133 years of history.

The Musée de l’Homme Resistance network was one of the earliest underground organizations of the French Resistance. It arose...

An ethnologist at the Musée de l’Homme and a pioneer of the French Resistance, Anatole Lewitsky contributed alongside Boris Vildé...

Paul Rivet

Founder of the Musée de l’Homme in 1937, Paul Rivet was an anthropologist. Threats of an arrest targeting opponents to the regime...

Interred at the Panthéon on 27 May 2015, Germaine Tillion was an ethnologist at the Musée de l’Homme and a pioneer of the French...

A linguist and ethnologist at the Musée de l’Homme, Boris Vildé was the leader of the Resistance network at the Musée de l’Homme...

The Musée de l’Homme librarian and a pioneer of the French Resistance, Yvonne Oddon and her colleagues Boris Vildé and Anatole...

One of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle’s sites, the Musée de l’Homme houses collections related to humans and our...

Scientific research

Biodiversity is at the core of research at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. As a result, researchers at the Musée de l...

As part of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and due to its national and international influence, the Musée de l’Homme...

Researchers at the museum have chosen humans as their field of study, from complementary standpoints: the biological study of...

The Musée de l’Homme’s laboratories are a single unit where researchers mix together. They are equipped to enable new analytical...

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