Known of its kind in years Monument, the Museum of Man is located in the romantic city of Paris, more precisely at the Palais de Chaillot. Since its inauguration in 1937, the museum has attracted many tourists thanks to its rare collections in anthropology. Indeed, its four walls contain the diversity of the human being in all its forms, whether historically or culturally. Long before it became a museum in anthropological vocation, it was once a museum of ethnography. Over the past sixty years, the museum has attracted millions of visitors since it is also in the middle of beautiful city of Paris, but now it was closed due to renovations the museum wants to do. If all goes well, it will reopen in 2015.
Founded by the famous French doctor ethnologist Paul Rivet for the Universal Exhibition of 1937, the museum has all the information showing the route and the presence of known Renaissance. All these valuable documents are currently in the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot. Paul Rivet himself had been the author of the amenagement museum. All anthropological collections are of course still present in the Palace. In its entirety, the museum is both a place where future anthropologists from the University of Paris receive their training, but it is also a place where all the research on anthropology, ethnology and prehistory of Paris are performed. But what is even more impressive is that the museum is also a famous single library of its kind.
Historically, the museum was once a place where opponents of the German force took refuge. Indeed, this resistance was itself formed by staff, faculty and students of the museum. The movement began four years after the museum opened. The network has been a source of change during the war, clandestine newspapers were even written it on behalf of the resistance. Paul Rivet is not only the founder of the museum, it is also a great source of inspiration for many anthropologists.
Since its inception until its closure in 2009, the museum has always highlight the reasons for its existence. It reveals all the elements marking the appearance of man until the discovery of the first written records, there are also treasures chronicling the specificity of the human race compared to the animal and plant world and there is a set of sociological study done on humans. In sum, this museum is a unique place in the world where we can connect all the events that made the human being is as it is now.
Collections that are exposed not only come from France, but worldwide. There are thousands of windows that preserve unique pieces of their kind. At its next reopening, the museum will mainly focus on the development of the human race vis-à-vis the environment and culture that surround it. We do not expose it only historical facts, but there will also be a great connection with our present time. Of course, the museum does not undergo a complete renovation to the extent that the laboratory study will always be preserved, but improved to always preserve the ideals of its founder late Jean Rivet.
Shuttle Musée de l'Homme to Paris airports
The Palais de Chaillot is located 26 km from Orly Airport, 31 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 95 km from Beauvais Airport.