The Ministry of Culture announces the list of 24 exhibitions, presented in the museums of France, to which the label is attributed Exhibition of national interest» in 2023.

Created in 1999 and implemented by the regional cultural affairs directorates, the label «Exhibition of national interest» is part of the territorial policy of action of the Ministry of Culture.

It aims to highlight and support exhibitions organized in territorial museums in 2023, distinguished by the originality of their discourse, their novel thematic approach and the innovative nature of their mediation and communication actions aimed at broadening and diversifying audiences.

The 24 exhibitions selected in 2023:

From Auvergne Rhône-alp es

Valencia, Valencia Museum, Art and Archaeology

The Universe without man

May 13 – September 17, 2023

Burgundy Franche-Comté

Dijon, Museum of Fine Arts

Within reach of Asia. Collectors, collectors and dealers of Asian art in France. 1750-1939

October 19, 2023 – January 22, 2024


Rennes – Daoulas, Museum of Brittany and the EPCC Chemins du patrimoine en Finistère

To die, what a story!

June 2 – December 3, 2023, at the Daoulas Abbey

16 March – 22 September 2024, at the Musée de Bretagne, Rennes

Centre Val-de-Loire

Chartres, Museum of Fine Arts

A forgotten people. Paul Richer, Jules Dalou and the sculpture of work

September 23 – December 31, 2023

In the flesh. Paul Richer between art and medicine

March 16 – June 16, 2024

Orleans, Museum of Fine Arts

Jean Bardin (1732-1809), the sacred fire

December 3, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Great East

Shawls in Champagne, museum of fine arts and archaeology

Circus entertainment (provisional title)

July – October 2023

Epinal, image museum

Full view! Optical games and illusions in popular imagery

1er July 2023 – January 7, 2024


Amiens, musée de Picardie

The Sum of Prehistories 

December 2023 – April 2024

Beauvais, musée de l'Oise

Dream and light: Antiquity according to Emile-René Ménard

March 29 – July 24, 2023


Meaux, Great War Museum

Nurses, silent heroines of the Great War

April 8 – December 31, 2023

Saint-Cyr-sur-Morin, Seine and Marne Museum

The oval world of Pierre Mac Orlan

September 10 – December 10, 2023


Fort-de-France, archaeology museum

Canoes without borders of the Caribbean Sea

June 16, 2023 – 1er  january 2024


Fiery, joint exhibition: Sacred journey, sacred journey: from the site of Gisacum to the museum of Évreux

Gisacum site, interpretation centre, June 17 – September 17, 2023

Musée d'art, histoire et archéologie d'Évreux, October 21, 2023 – March 3, 2024

Le Havre, Rouen, Honfleur, joint exhibition: Slavery, Norman memories

Le Havre, Dubocage Hotel Bléville Museum, Fortunes and servitudes 

May 10 – November 10, 2023

Rouen (RMM), Corderie Vallois Museum, Notre-Dame-de-Lobondeville, The other side of prosperity, May 10 – September 17, 2023

Honfleur, Eugène Boudin Museum, From land to land, May 10 – November 10, 2023

Lillebonne, Juliobona Museum

Who are you Apollo? From Juliobona to pop culture

April 15 – November 30, 2023


Bordeaux, CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art

Jean Sabrier, what we can’t see

April 6, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Dax, Borda Museum

D Generation – Gischia and friends: 1930 – 1963

February 7 – December 30, 2023


Toulouse, museum

Sex Appeal

October 2023 – July 2024

Perpignan, Hyacinthe Rigaud Museum

Guino-Renoir or the fourth dimension of sculpture (provisional title)

June 25 – November 5, 2023


The Pallet, Musée du Vignoble Nantais

Heloise and Abelard: the invention of a myth

May 15 – August 15, 2023

Nantes, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany - History Museum of Nantes

Genghis Khan, The Mongols have changed the world

October 14, 2023 – May 5, 2024

Provence-Alpes-French Riviera

Hyères, The Bank, Museum of Culture and Landscape

Man Ray, the good weather

July 8 – November 12, 2023

Nice, Matisse Museum

Matisse notebooks of art. The turn of the 1930s

June 23 – September 24, 2023

Marseille, museum of decorative arts, earthenware and fashion

Fantasy Asia, Exotic Stories in the Decorative Arts in Provence in the XVIIIe and XIXe centuries

23 June 2023 – 19 May 2024