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La Rochelle - France

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

The museum and collection

Located in the heart of the city for two centuries, the Muséum d’histoire is both a place for conservation and a place to exchange knowledge. The 2,300 m² exhibition space provides a wonderful journey to the heart of the natural and cultural heritage. Visitors can discover over 10,000 objects from the collections of naturalists and ethnographers that have been gathered since the 18th century. After major renovation work that finished in 2007, the Muséum now offers a contemporary and interactive layout, which harmoniously integrates the older restored areas and highlights the charm and beauty of its three hundred year old architecture.

The assignment

For the renovation of Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Meyvaert created bespoke showcases. These include wall mounted cases, freestanding cases and inset cases of various sizes. 
The exhibitions present a vast range of objects from collections highlighting the biodiversity of the natural environments and the cultural diversity of the populations of Africa, America and Oceania.


Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle


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Type of museum

Natural History & Etnography


Free standing and wall mounted cases, table cases and cubes

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