The Musée de Cluny is a jewel nestled in the heart of the Latin Quarter, and is known as one of the capital’s most charming venues with its two remarkable monuments: the Gallo-Roman thermal baths dating from the 1st century AD and the town house of the Abbots of Cluny, built in the late 15th century and from which the museum takes its name.
Featuring Europe’s largest collection of medieval art, the museum offers an incredible overview of art history, from the 5th to the 15th centuries, spanning 1,000 years of history from late antiquity to the start of the Renaissance. These colorful and diverse collections consist of paintings, sculptures, stained glass, pieces of gold and silvery jewelry or ivory and tapestries, including the famous wall hanging The Lady and the Unicorn.
The Musée de Cluny aims to speak to all audiences. Keen to democratize culture and enable everyone to access it, the museum wishes to welcome both its loyal visitors and those who would otherwise have little or restricted access. The role of the Musée de Cluny, beyond educating its audiences about the Middle Ages, is to spark wonder among its visitors and take them on a journey through time and the medieval imagination.
As an establishment with an international reputation, the Musée de Cluny is a leading center for the preservation and dissemination of medieval heritage, like the Met Cloisters in New York (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum in London. The museum has an active role in the European network of medieval art museums. Half of all visitors to the Musée de Cluny live abroad.
Be bold and opt for an original sponsorship. Join us and become a sponsor of the Musée de Cluny by supporting our work: not just the Cluny 4 upgrade project, but the restoration and acquisition of works, cultural activities and more. By supporting us, you may benefit from tax benefits and rewards.
The Musée de Cluny is in the middle of a major 4-part upgrade program entitled “Cluny 4”. Today, this upgrade project requires additional funds for the redesign of our visitor routes. This is why we are reaching out to you and asking for your support, to help us meet the major challenges the museum is facing. Key among these is access: physical access to the site and the buildings as well as intellectual access, the understanding and appreciation of the works by all audiences. We are looking for corporate sponsors and partners who would like to get involved in this ambitious project: join us so that, together, we can rise to this challenge!
Le musée est fermé pour la dernière phase de ses travaux de modernisation. Rendez-vous au printemps 2022 dans un musée tout neuf !
The museum is closed for the last phase of its modernisation work. See you in spring 2022 in a brand new museum!
El museo está cerrado por la última fase de su trabajo de modernización. ¡Nos vemos en la primavera de 2022 en un nuevo museo!