"Alexandria: Past Futures" offers a new perspective on the Egyptian city, far from the myth and stereotypes associated with it. The exhibition invites us to consider Alexandria and its history from a new angle, combining two approaches: archaeological research and contemporary art.


En langue romani, barvalo signifie « riche » et, par extension, « fier ». Ce mot polysémique sert de titre à la nouvelle exposition du Mucem, consacrée à l’histoire et à la diversité des populations romani d’Europe. Une histoire indissociable de celle de l’antitsiganisme, contre lequel ceux que l’on continue parfois d’appeler « Tsiganes » luttent depuis un millénaire.


Taking The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II as its foundation, the exhibition follows in the footsteps of historian Fernand Braudel and approaches this 16th and 17th century Mediterranean region not as an object of study with strict chronological limits, but rather as a character with a lengthy story to tell, even extending into the contemporary period. Inviting visitors to leap backward in time, this urban history continues today, through changes to contemporary port territories like the megalopolises of Istanbul and Cairo and the metropolises of Marseille and Casablanca.


The Mediterranean diet is the result of a construct that has always been enriched with external contributions throughout history. But how can we define and preserve geographical and cultural culinary authenticity, while sharing it with the greatest number? Moreover, how to protect a diet without preventing it from evolving? And finally, how can it remain permeable while at the same time also remaining authentic? These are the questions posed by the exhibition “The grand Meze”, which takes us from field to plate, and from traditional Mediterranean culinary know-how to globalised food standards.


At FRAC-PACA, Mucem/fort Saint-Jean and in the chapel of Centre Vieille charité is présented from december 1st an exhibition dedicated to Ghada Amer, painter, embroiderer and feminist figure of contemporary art

earth, from A to Z

Earth is one of the first and oldest materials available to man and ceramics, whose name comes from the ancient Greek “keramos” meaning “potter’s earth” or “clay”, was the first “fire art” practised by man, before the advent of glass and metal work. Earth is thus first and foremost the very basis of ceramics.