Events and exhibits


Temporary exhibits and events at the Museum

Mineralotech: a new free app available for download or available on site

With this new year, the Mineralogy Museum honors a project conducted by 5 students of MINES ParisTech: Jean-Baptiste Arber, Geoffrey Dufay, Vassily Derouette, Badis Marsit and Maxime Massa. The "Mineralotech" Android application developed by the students is both downloadable for free on Google Play Store and available at the Museum on recycled phones. It currently allows to introduce virtually the museum and to discover different ways to visit the museum, including a tour tracing "The minerals making our phones". The application will be enriched to propose new tours. The app is in French only... for now!


A permanent exhibit: gems from the French Crown Jewels

Special exhibit: "The gem collection from the French Crown Jewels of the Mineralogy Museum".

The Mineralogy Museum of the School of Mines dedicates three display cases to the gems from the French Crown Jewels, which entered the collection in 1887. This permanent exhibit will offer the public collections of emeralds, pink topazes and amethystes, along with their fascinating history. Learn more about this exhibit here!



Outside events

Future events

- From June 21 to 24, 2017 in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace): Prestige Exhibition: "FANTASMINERAL"


The Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech participates in the International Exhibition at the Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France. This year, the theme "FANTASMINERAL - Dreams of collectors" is developed and led by Alain Martaud. Many treasures (sometimes hidden!) from our museum are part of this new exceptional exhibition.


- Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:30 pm in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace): Lecture by Eloïse Gaillou: "THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE USEFUL: WHEN MINERALS INVITE US TO THE VOYAGE"

On the occasion of the Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, a series of lecture is organized. This year again, the Mineralogy Museum is participating in this public event, and this year, we will talk about the unsuspected uses of mineral wonders.

In a nutshell: From natural rocks to high-tech materials, fine jewelery and space exploration, this conference will invite you to understand the dialogue between minerals and their precious finished products.


Recent events


- November 6 to 25, 2017: "INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE: TRAVEL WITH MINERALS" in Dubai for the Nomad School of L'Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels.

A Cabinet of Curiosities is filled with keys to the world. For those who want to listen, objects and minerals will tell stories. They are an invitation to travel through time, history, space, matter, art and science. Let’s embark on a wonderful journey


- From October 27, 2017 onwards: A new MINERALOGY GALLERY at the Museum of La Rochelle (France)

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Museum of La Rochelle opened a new Mineralogy Gallery. For this event, the Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech has 14 minerals on loan for the next few years.

One of the display cases of the new mineralogy gallery at the Museum of La Rochelle. Photo :  Mathieu Vouzelaud / MHNLR.




A group of students from Paris School of Mines MINES ParisTech are developping an app for guided tours of our museum. This app will be installed on recycled phones, which will then be provided to future visitors. Find all the information here.

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