Events and exhibits


Temporary exhibits and events at the Museum


- October 18 until November 25, 2017PARCOURS BIJOUX (JEWEL TOUR) with the exhibit "CLIVAGES" ("CLEAVAGE")

CLIVAGES interrogates stone as a material, in its essence,  and the art object it becomes, as well as the environment in which it intervenes. The exhibit presents plastic, narrative and conceptual approaches. The purpose of this event is to arouse public interest, both on the nature of the material used today in the world of jewelry and on their function.

The artists of the ehxibits "CLIVAGES" are: Sébastien CARRÉ, Laura PARISOT, Ulrike KAMPFERT, Edu TARIN, Regina DABDAB, Elvira GOLOMBOSI, Julia Maria KNAPP, Patricia DOMINGUES, Katharina DETTAR, Jordane SOMVILLE, Marion FILLANCQ et Ana Carolina ESCOBAR.

This exhibition is part of the "PARCOURS BIJOUX 2017", the Parisian tour of events dedicated to contemporary jewelery, which runs through Paris from 25 September to 30 November 2017. On the program, 60 exhibitions, more than 350 designers from all over the world and many meetings will place the contemporary jewel on the front of the Parisian scene. Parcours Bijoux 2017 is a continuation of the Bijoux Tours, initiated in 2013 by the association "D'un bijou à l'autre" in partnership with the Ateliers d'Art de France. The success and echo generated by the event prompted the association to create this second major event.

Discover the Parisian tour Parcours Bijoux 2017 here and more about our exhibition here.


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

- 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.



June 22 to 25, 2017 in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace, France) : Prestige exhibit : "VOLCANIC MINERALS"

The Mineralogy Museum MINES ParisTech will take part in this Prestige Exhibit at the Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France. This year, the theme "Volcanic Minerals" is developed and conducted by Alain Martaud.


- 24 juin 2017, 14h à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace): Lecture by Eloïse Gaillou : "EARTH TO JEWEL"

This year, the Mineralogy Museum again takes part in the highly attended lecture series presented at the Mineral & Gem International Show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. Eloise Gaillou will tell the story of how rough stones are turned into finished jewels. The lecture will be illustrated using minerals from the Mineralogy Museum collection and jewels created by the American artist Paula Crevoshay, who exhibited in our museum earlier this year.



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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