Reopening of the Post Museum in Paris
The Musée de La Poste is reinventing itself with the reopening at the foot of the Montparnasse Tower. After a hard work and successful work of renovation, the Musée de La Poste reveal is enlightening its extraordinary collections in its new spaces.
Reaffirming its cultural and heritage ambition in the French museum landscape, the Musée de La Poste has been the subject – since April 2015 – of a complete rehabilitation of its building by the Jung Architectures workshop. The Musée de La Poste will unveil a new museographic and architectural concept with a completely redesigned scenography and a new distribution of its spaces: reception gallery and its “Totem” crossing the 3 platforms of permanent exhibitions, spaces dedicated to workshops, gallery of temporary exhibition, boutique, auditorium and private spaces.
Official inauguration of the museum.
At the same time an enterprise museum, a museum of society, a neighbourhood museum, the Musée de La Poste labelled “Musée de France” is responsible for presenting, preserving and disseminating postal heritage.
Claude Desarménien, President of the Fédération Française des Associations Philatéliques, and Bernard Jimenez, FIP Vice President at the opening.
Accessible to all in optimal conditions of visit, the renovated Post Office Museum will highlight its collections for a journey to the heart of the history of the Post Office, postal art and philately from yesterday to tomorrow.
This new cultural destination in the heart of the capital will tell the story of a company intimately linked to that of France.
The Post Office Museum returns to its walls, renovated, upgraded, bright and accessible to all in optimal conditions of visit. The building, designed by the architect André Chatelin, Grand Prix of Rome, had been inaugurated in 1973. Emblematic of the architecture of the 1970s, its facade was worked by the sculptor Robert Juvin who gave life to the three reserved blind levels to collections. Using small-scale molded concrete, evoking the intaglio of a large-scale stamp – the serrations blending in with the grooves in the facade – helps create an original topography.
We are sure you all who loves the stamps and the Postal History will enjoy your visit to the French Postal Museum in Paris.