The policies of museums in France
Discover here the museum policy of the Ministry of Culture, carried out by the Museum Service of France, as well as the actions of the museums of France in favor of the public.
The Service des musées de France is one of the four departments of the Direction générale des patrimoines. It carries the museum policy of the Ministry of Culture, in close connection with the regional directorates of cultural affairs (DRAC). It is based on the network of museums in France and professional associations.
Find the papers of the colloquia and study days organized by the Direction générale des patrimoines Service des musées de France.
The label «Exhibition of National Interest» was created by the Ministry of Culture in 1999 to highlight and support remarkable exhibitions organized by museums in France outside Paris. They highlight themes that reflect the richness and diversity of the collections of museums in France.
Discover the different aspects of the Ministry of Culture’s policy in favour of museum audiences in France, through events, prizes, actions, and labels.
Since 4 April 2009, the permanent collections of national museums have been free of charge for young people under 26 years of age who are nationals of the European Union. This measure is part of the Ministry of Culture’s policy of cultural democratization.
A museum of the XXIe century is a museum open to the younger generations, a museum that addresses all the diversity of audiences, a more collaborative and welcoming museum, a museum in touch with the society of the 21st century.