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Heritage Conservation and Restoration

Heritage: conservation and restorationDiplomatic Archives, National Archives, Arts and Crafts Reserve collections, National Heritage Institute... Seine-Saint-Denis groups together a surprising number of structures linked to heritage conservation and restoration, and to top-level expertise. A brief overview of these unsuspected treasures...

Embassies of heritage and archives

National Institute of heritage, Reserve collections of the Art and Crafts Museum, Workshops of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux,  Diplomatic Archives, Archives of the National school Ponts et Chaussées, National Archives …

It is in Seine-Saint-Denis that these sites of excellence can be found bringing together the best experts and professionals of Heritage restoration and conservation.

Seine-Saint-Denis Tourism board offers you the exclusive and unique opportunity to discover these places usually closed to the public and to exchange with gifted knowledge holders willing to share with you their amazing skills. Discover more about Paris' heritage.

Archives: Heritage conservation

Diplomatic Archives

The Diplomatic archives are located in La Courneuve. All the secrets of French diplomacy are stored here, from the fifteen century to today. A journey through the mysteries of international politics.

National Archives

In this brand-new building on the cutting edge of conservation techniques, restorers manage the documents conserved in the 220 archive storerooms spread out over 11 floors: You will discover the complete history of France from the French revolution.  

Departmental archives

The Departmental Archives of Seine-Saint-Denis is located in Bobigny. It is here that the collections of the departmental Archives including movable heritage of Seine Saint Denis 93 are stored and information disclosed.

Archives of the National school: Ponts et Chaussées

Where and how were, roads, bridges and canals constructed from 1490 till now. Discover a fabulous collection at the frontiers of art and engineering.

Workshops and reserve collections: Heritage restoration

Reserve collections of the Musée des Arts et Métiers

The main part of this wonderful collection of Musée des Arts et Métiers is located in the reserve collections located in Saint-Denis, more than 80,000 objects can be found here, a testament to the history of the techniques of the eighteen century till now.

National Heritage Institute

Discover where and how the future restorers work on objects of high significant heritage value in their school-workshops. Many of them will work for famous museum-institutions and laboratories.

Moulding Workshops of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and Grand Palais

Since 1895, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux has been entrusted with a collection of more than 13,000 engraved panels and moulding collections, a veritable catalogue of world sculptures, from ancient times to present day. It is here that the sculpted and moulded masterpieces of our museums are reproduced.

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