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Musée de l’Homme (1938- )

Inaugurated on June 20, 1938, founded and directed by Paul Rivet until 1949, the Musée de l’Homme houses ethnographic, palaeontological, prehistoric and biological anthropology collections. Until the 1960s, it occupied a central place in the French anthropological field. Its ethnographic collections moved to the Musée du quai Branly, and it closed in 2009. The new Musée de l’Homme reopened its doors in October 2015, with a museum and scientific project focusing on the relationship between Man and his natural and cultural environment.

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