The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) is the first museum dedicated to Mediterranean cultures. Permanent exhibitions present the history of the great Mediterranean port cities since the 16th century as well as Mediterranean food. The MuCEM encompasses three sites: the J4 building, the Fort Saint-Jean, and the CCR.

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) is the first museum dedicated to Mediterranean cultures. Permanent exhibitions present the history of the great Mediterranean port cities since the 16th century as well as Mediterranean food. The MuCEM encompasses three sites: the J4 building, the Fort Saint-Jean, and the CCR.

Programme

Cartes urbaines, projet des étudiants de l'Ecole nationale d’architecture de Marseille (ENSA-Marseille) © Mucem Francois Deladerriere
Cartes urbaines, projet des étudiants de l'Ecole nationale d’architecture de Marseille (ENSA-Marseille) © Mucem Francois Deladerriere
View of the exhibition © Agnes Mellon / Mucem
View of the exhibition © Agnes Mellon / Mucem
Assiette tulipe armes doge Alvice Mocenigo © RMN-Grand Palais, Martine Beck-Coppola
Assiette tulipe armes doge Alvice Mocenigo © RMN-Grand Palais, Martine Beck-Coppola
Casque ottoman © Musée de l'Armée, Dist. RMN Grand Palais, Emilie Cambier
Casque ottoman © Musée de l'Armée, Dist. RMN Grand Palais, Emilie Cambier
Leo Fabrizio, Scénographie Mucem, Exposition Connectivités, Nov. 2019 © François Deladerrière
Leo Fabrizio, Scénographie Mucem, Exposition Connectivités, Nov. 2019 © François Deladerrière

Connectivités

Mucem, J4 (ground floor) / Galerie de la Méditerranée 2

Taking The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II as its foundation, the exhibition follows in the footsteps of historian Fernand Braudel and approaches this 16th and 17th century Mediterranean region not as an object of study with strict chronological limits, but rather as a character with a lengthy story to tell, even extending into the contemporary period.

Inviting visitors to leap backward in time, this urban history continues today, through changes to contemporary port territories like the megalopolises of Istanbul and Cairo and the metropolises of Marseille and Casablanca. This exhibition shows expanding cities as places where influxes, connections trade and therefore power converge and intensify.

Exhibition curators: Myriame Morel-Deledalle in collaboration with Sylvia Amar-Gonzalez, Jean-Roch Bouiller and Emilie Girard, and assisted by Lise Lézennec, Clémence Levassor and Céline Porro

Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans     Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans
Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans Jacopo Bassano (d’après), Lazare et le mauvais riche, XVIIe siècle. Huile sur toile, d’après un tableau du XVIe siècle. Musée de Tessé, Le Mans © Musées du Mans

Le Grand Mezzé

Mucem, J4 (ground floor) / Galerie de la Méditerranée 1

The Mediterranean diet today is, in fact, synonymous with two simultaneous and antagonistic trends: on the one hand, its globalisation, and on the other hand, the necessary reappropriation in the Mediterranean of its production and cuisine. The exhibition invites us to grasp its specificities as well as how it has evolved.

Curator: Édouard de Laubrie, manager of collections and research, responsible for the “agriculture & food” theme at the Mucem

Access

Mucem - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée
1, esplanade du J4
13002 Marseille
+33 (0)4 84 35 13 13
mucem.org

Every day except Tuesday, 10am-7pm.
Open on Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16 and 23.
10am-8pm from July 9 to August 22.

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)