The Musée des Arts et Métiers is a museum dedicated to the accomplishments that have come from human ingenuity, engineering and industrial design. Walking through this institution is a blast from the past that allows visitors to understand just how far society has come as a result of technological and industrial advances.
The museum offers an awe-inspiring permanent exhibition, which showcases a variety of industrial creations and inventions, such as scientific instruments, clocks, cars, telephones, computers, televisions and even airplanes. What’s more, the Musée des Arts et Métiers also features a temporary exhibition space that shines the spotlight on various themes chosen by the organization. Currently, the temporary exhibition space presents an exhibit called ‘Mécanhumanimal,’ running until March 2, 2014.
‘Mécanhumanimal’ combines elements of technology, science fiction and art all thanks to the vision of artist Enki Bilal. Bilal has been shaping his unique vision since 1970, and he has proven to be almost prophetic with his ability to predict the ever-increasing interactions between humans and machines. Following an extremely successful debut in June of 2013, the exhibit’s run has now been extended until March 2014 so that even more people can enjoy it.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can check out the Musée des Arts et Métiers in the nearby third arrondissement. Metro lines 3 and 11 will bring visitors to the metro stop Arts et Métiers, where the museum is located. Visiting the museum enables guests to see objects, 2D art and 3D images of augmented reality that bring to life Bilal’s ideas of the future. Tactile images will also be a part of the exhibition, providing a variety of ways to experience the artist’s creations.