Seine-Saint-Denis is part of the greater Paris area. It boasts many exhibition halls, cultural centres, galleries and museums, such as the Cité du Cinéma in Saint-Denis. Several places are dedicated to contemporary art and photography. Its close proximity to Paris center gives access to major exhibition venues, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (museum of science and industry), the Paris Philharmonie at la Villette and their many interesting temporary or permanent exhibitions. Conferences and workshops are proposed on various themes.