Scientific museology, a whole history!

Colloquium 2016, Palais de la Découverte, Paris

On May 24, 1937, as part of the Paris International Exhibition, the Palais de la découverte opened its doors to a curious public, many of whom came to marvel at science. On March 13, 1986, on the occasion of the meeting between the Giotto probe and Halley’s comet, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie was inaugurated in the Parc de la Villette.
In 2009, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la découverte were brought together in a common establishment, Universcience. The double anniversary of the 30th and 80th anniversaries gives the latter the opportunity to retrace the path taken by each of the two sites in the service of the dissemination of scientific, technical and industrial culture, and to highlight its living and inventive museology, its expertise in human mediation and its high level cultural engineering.
This celebration opens up the possibility, at the same time, of creating a new dynamic for the decades to come.

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