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2019 news

Le CIC renouvelle pour 3 ans son mécénat en faveur du musée de l'Armée

Le 13 mars 2019, le général Alexandre d’Andoque de Sériège, directeur du musée de l’Armée et M. Daniel Baal, directeur du CIC, ont officialisé le renouvellement du partenariat qui lie le musée de l’Armée et le CIC pour 2019, 2020 et 2021.

Picasso et la guerre

Exposition temporaire du 5 avril au 28 juillet 2019

De la guerre d’indépendance cubaine à la guerre du Vietnam qui s’achève deux ans après son décès, Picasso (1881-1973) a été le contemporain de conflits majeurs.Cette exposition, organisée par le musée de l’Armée et le Musée national Picasso-Paris, explore de façon inédite les différentes manières dont la guerre nourrit et influence l’œuvre de Picasso, tout au long de son parcours artistique.

1.2 million visitors in 2018

The Musée de l'Armée welcomed 1,208,199 visitors in 2018. This is an increase in visitor numbers of 2.7% , confirming its place among France's most popular museums again this year.

2018 news

Launch of the publication "Le Faste et la fureur. L'armée française de Rocroi à Valmy"

Much more than a catalogue of objects in the strict sense of the word, this publication outlines the history of the French Army in the Ancien Régime, based on humble or splendid objects from the so-called "classical" collections (17th – 18th century) of the Musée de l'Armée.

Exhibitions at the Musée de l'Armée in 2019

The Musée de l'Armée is hosting two major temporary exhibitions in 2019: Picasso and War in spring, and an exhibition honouring the Musée de l'Armée's collections in autumn, The Cannons of Elegance.

Saint Barbara's Festival 2018

Artillerymen's Festival at Les Invalides

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2018

Nuit Blanche

The Musée de l'Armée is taking part in Nuit Blanche for the first time on 6 October 2018.

"The art of sharing" at the Museum

To celebrate the 35th edition of the European Heritage Days, the Musée de l'Armée is opening its doors and sharing the richness of its collections, trades and skills with all members of the public, through free activities on the year's theme and in celebration of the Centenary of the First World War.

Napoleon the Strategist: record visitor numbers!

The Napoleon the Strategist exhibition, which has just closed after running from 5 April to 22 July 2018, attracted a record 99,641 visitors!

1918, armistice(s). From before to after the 11th of November

Documentary exhibition from 24 July to 30 September 2018

The cryonically restored Renault FT tank

Acquired in 1974 by the Musée de l'Armée, the Renault FT tank benefited from a restoration campaign with the support of the armoured vehicle manufacturer ARQUUS.

In the East War without End, 1918-1923

Temporary exhibition from 5 October 2018 to 20 January 2019



Ariane James-Sarazin, new Assistant Director of the Musée de l'Armée

Former Head Heritage Curator Ariane James-Sarazin was appointed to the role of Assistant Director at the Musée de l'Armée on 3 April 2018, working with General Alexandre d'Andoque de Sériège. She has particular responsibility for the scientific and cultural policy of the Museum, whose collections comprise around 500,000 artworks, objects and documents, dating from the Bronze Age to the 21st century and relating to the history and technical evolution of the armed forces.

Napoleon the Strategist

Temporary exhibition from 6 April to 22 July 2018



New areas opening

From 7 March 2018, within the Hôtel National des Invalides, the General Niox room – documentation & library and the cabinet of drawings, prints and photographs at the Musée de l'Armée will be open to the public.

A Life of Engagement The Companions of the Liberation in the Great War

An exhibition by the Musée de l'Armée and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation to mark the centenary of the Great War, on display in the galleries of the main courtyard with free admission.


Museum visitor numbers in 2017

In 2017, the Museum welcomed around 1.2 million visitors.

Institutional press pack 2017 - 2018

Exhibitions at the Musée de l'Armée in 2018

Two major temporary exhibitions will be on display to the public in 2018. In the spring, Napoleon the Strategist, and in autumn, the exhibition to round off the series of events marking the centenary of the Great War, In the East War without End, 1918-1923. Two documentary exhibitions will also be available during the year, free to access in the galleries of the main courtyard.

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