The European Night of Museums in the Great East
The European Night of Museums is organized by the Ministry of Culture. It takes place every year on a Saturday in May, at the same time as ICOM’s "International Museum Day". It is sponsored by the Council of Europe, the French National Commission for UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
For one night, between sunset and morning, the public is invited to discover for free, in an unusual, festive and playful way, the riches of museums benefiting from the appellation "Museum of France" as well as those of some 30 European countries.
Each participating institution designs an event that brings together the talents of artists, professionals and volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Each one showcases, in an original way, its collections by offering animations to all audiences. On the programme : temporary exhibitions, guided thematic tours, musical itineraries, meetings, readings of texts, concerts, tastings, demonstration of know-how, aperitif/buffet, historical re-enactments, highlighting, film screenings...
The programme is available on the national event website
The full programme of the "Night of Museums" is available a few weeks before on the national website of the European Night of Museums.
The "Nuit des musées" is organized by the French Ministry of Culture/ Direction des musées de France (DMF), with the support of the Réunion des musées nationaux (RMN), and, in the Grand Est region, with participating museums and the Grand Est Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs.