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Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine

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Today: 10:00am-5:30pm
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Cost: Free

1.5 Mil. Iconographic Documents

The Museum of Contemporary History retains some 1.5 million iconographic documents from France and foreign countries, including Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain and Canada. It is organized into four sections: artwork, photographs, posters, and objects. Devoted to political, social, and cultural life of the 20th and 21st centuries, the collections cover the period from 1870 to today, while allowing two world wars a prominent place. The base Archives and images make it possible to view some digital reproductions. The museum was originally founded in 1915 as the Library-Museum of the War, but its collection soon expanded to cover much more than just war and the name and purpose of the museum were changed.

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