About the Museum
The Art and History Museum is home to national archaeological artefacts from prehistory to the age of the Merovingians, as well as Classical Antiquities and objects from the regions of Egypt, the Near East, Iran. Jewels of the collection include Egyptian sarcophagi and Greek vases, the great mosaic floor from Apamea and a unique model of Ancient Rome. There are also non-European art treasures from China, South-east Asia, Central Asia, the cultural world of Islam, America and Oceania. Other noteworthy items include a colossal statue from Easter Island and the museum's famed collection of pre-Columbian art.
The Art and History was previously named the Cinquantenaire Museum; the name was changed in May 2018.