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Museum projects

A new project for the museum

After more than 30 years of existence, it is essential to redefine the vocation of the Maisons Comtoises open-air museum for the Grand Besançon Métropole territory. The Musée des Maisons Comtoises is a place where visitors can question their own way of life and their relationship with nature and the world.

Up until now, the Museum's development has not been accompanied by an alignment of its facilities with visitor needs. Today, the architectural project in gestation must respond to the following challenges:

  • Increasing the range and quality of services offered to the public
  • Make the Museum a structuring site for regional heritage and tourism by developing more experiential offerings
  • Partly offset the weather-dependency of an outdoor site
  • Preserve, restore, enhance and pursue the collection and study of collections in accordance with the Musées de France designation
new agricultural machinery gallery
Model of the new agricultural machinery gallery
Model of the new reception building
Model of the new reception building

The architects' work will focus on the following priorities:

  • Landscape enhancement of the park and visitor circuit
  • Creation of storerooms with a collection enhancement and/or visit section
  • Renovation, creation or extension of the reception building and catering area
  • Creation of a temporary exhibition room
  • Creation of rooms for teaching, seminars or training courses