Musée de la Libération de Paris

Detailed programming of the permanent exhibition mediation devices

Vue de l'entrée du musée de la Libération
2016 - 2017

The Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du Général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin opened in 1994, 50 years after the liberation of Paris. Originally located above the Montparnasse station, the new museum now occupies a place that is more historically coherent, more expansive and more visible. It has been moved to the Ledoux pavilion at Place Denfert-Rochereau, where Colonel Rol-Tanguy had set up his underground headquarters. It opened its doors on August 25, 2019, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris. The exhibition was totally redesigned, with a scenography that created a space for storytelling.

View of an exhibition room © reciproque

Paris Musées asked Reciproque to conduct an audit on the programming and installation of mediation devices for the permanent exhibition.

In collaboration with the project manager and scenographer, Reciproque drafted the mediation blueprint and technical pre-program, which specify the tour guidelines for each target audience and the project’s methodology in terms of delivery, the action plan for the budget and the timeline.

For each exhibition room, Reciproque identified, for each typology, the mediation methods and the principles of the content editorial charter. The devices were designed according to a typology in the aim of creating a more fluid tour and of promoting understanding and ownership of the historical discourse among a broad public within a relatively confined space.

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Project team
François Forge
Sébastien Cotte
Marion Bahy-Baril
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