Part of the Natural History Museum, although on a completely different site, the “Museum of Man” is currently thinking about how it can reinvent itself for the 21st Century. Indeed, much of what it could show is partly dealt with by other, newer Parisian institutions (such as Quai Branly), although it does try to make the most of some special items in its collection, such as its famous crystal skull (as seen in Indiana Jones).
The mooted project includes Man's prehistory, anthropology and ethnology, although whether this will draw crowds is a subject for debate.
For the moment the library has been renovated, showing that this is a place for serious, scientific study. It will be interesting to see what changes are made there over the next few years... and what they say about Man.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris