This event was created ten years ago by Jean François Grünfeld, and the French Ministry of Culture added a 2,000-euro prize and also have a place on the jury. Very quickly, this event became almost exclusively devoted to museography students, an increasing number of high school students also got involved, as well as some residents from retirement homes. Our most active partners include the University of Arras and the professors and students from Art de Muser.

The “Musées (em)portables” festival was created from an observation that connected the public with the mobile telephone, the “global” means of communication, universal passport to others. The intelligence and vision doesn’t come from the telephone, but from its user. The idea is simple: visitor, whoever you are, make a video of your visit to the museum, château, monument, using your mobile telephone (three minutes maximum). From day one, this initiative has had the support of the Association of Curators of Public Collections in France.

Through this initiative, “musées (em)portables” gives visitors complete and utter freedom. They are free to choose the topic they would like to focus on, from the thousands of topics available. The goal is to create an original film, and it’s more difficult than you imagine to think outside the box. But this challenge is worth all the effort, when you see your mobile telephone become a “smart”phone thanks to its owner, not its technology. “Musées (em)portables” raises the question of an open relationship between the museums and their visitors. So that these museums, that have become such attractive places, provide visitors with spaces where they feel free and creative, and even better, spaces where they can put their creativity into action.

How to participate?

Award-winning films from “Musées (em)portables”

1st prize – French Ministry of Culture

Pas de Deux
Museum of Saint Léger – Soissons

Film by Lalou Denais. With support from the Art de Muser association

1st prize Museumexperts

Nous connaîtrons le paradis – based on the letters from Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin
Arras Fine Arts Museum

Elise Bernier, Cécile Cravero, Sophie Delmas, Angèle Ménétrier, Anaïs Verdoux. Students from the Expography Museography master’s programme (MEM) at the University of Artois.

2nd prize – French Ministry of Culture

(He)art Beat
Maison Salvan, “Le stock et le flux” exhibition by Pascal Navarro

Students from Art, governance, documentation and digital master’s programmes.

2nd prize Museumexperts

2nd prize Museumexperts

Clémence De Carvalho, Jade Garcin, Edith Grillas, Manon Lévignat, Maud Peson. Students from the Expography Museography master’s programme (MEM) at the University of Artois. With support from the Art de Muser association.

Special Jury Prize – French Ministry of Culture and Museumexperts

Les émotions sont faites pour être partagées (Emotions are made to be shared)
Arras Fine Arts Museum

With Dylan, Maureen, Matt, Baptiste, Romuald from the Les Longs Champs MEI (Medical Education Institute) in Arras, Logan, Yvan, Bruno from the Jean Jaurès MEI in Arras Gladys, Diana, Pierre from Les Quatre Chênes EHPAD retirement home in Amiens

1er prix “jeunes” – Ministère de la Culture

Danse chez Soulages
Musée Soulages – Rodez

Classe de 4e bilingue du Collège Les Escholiers de la Mosson de Montpellier

1er prix Museumexperts

La Belle Hélène
Musée des Beaux-arts d’Arras

Tiphaine Stainmesse, Armèle Girard, Solène Poch. Etudiantes du Master Expographie-Muséographie (MEM) de l’Université d’Artois

2ème prix “jeunes” ex-aequo – Ministère de la Culture

Lire un musée
Musée d’Aquitaine – Bordeaux

Sarah Meyer (participation individuelle)

2ème prix “jeunes” ex-aequo – Ministère de la Culture

Bloqué au musée
Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

Pauline Vallier et Pham Lien (Université de la Rochelle)

2ème prix Museumexperts

Ma journée au Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel
Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel

Zita Bauer (participation individuelle)

3ème prix Museumexperts

MBA Hôtel
Musée des Beaux-arts d’Arras

Laurie Crozet, Jeanne Regnier, Camille Roudaut. Etudiantes du Master Expographie-Muséographie (MEM) de l’Université d’Artois

1er prix “jeunes” – Ministère de la Culture

GTA (Grand Triptyque Action)
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Annonciation de Moulins

Lydie ALLIROT, Baptiste ARMANET, Thomas ALAPHILIPPE, Marie BONNEAU, Déborah CLEMENT, Dilhan GOZUDOK, Charlotte GUIROUX, Raphaël LAMORTELLE, Loïc ERAUD BESS. Etudiants de l’IUT de Moulins

2ème prix “jeunes” ex-aequo – Ministère de la Culture

Musette
Musée de Millau et des Grands Causses

Alice Le Dizes (participation individuelle)

2ème prix “jeunes” ex-aequo – Ministère de la Culture

Les époux Van der Aa
Musée de l’Hôtel Sandelin

Steeve CHRETIEN, Anthony HAURET, Antoine PREDHOMME, Jason VANOVERBERGHE. Elèves de CAP APH (Agent de Propreté et d’Hygiène) du Lypso (Lycée du Pays de Saint Omer)

1er prix Museumexperts

Nécro(Art)ose
Musée des Beaux-arts d’Arras

Maëlle SINOU, Clotilde VILLAIN, Charlotte CABON-ABILY, Julie DAVASSE. Etudiantes du Master Expographie-Muséographie (MEM) de l’Université d’Artois

2ème prix Museumexperts

Noctis
Centre Historique Minier de Lewarde

Lounes SIMOENS, Axel MONTEL, Marina CAUMONT, Maxime MORENO. Elèves du Lycée Arthur Rimbaud de Sin Le Noble

3ème prix Museumexperts

Mus&Hommes : petites histoires de musées
Musée d’Arts de Nantes

Tara ADEUX CAILLAUD. Etudiante en Lettres, Langues, Arts et Sciences Humaines à l’Université La Rochelle

1er prix ICOM-Musées pour tous

Génération musée

Centre Culturel d’Action Sociale de Rochefort, Lycée professionnel Gilles Jamain, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Rochefort

2ème prix ICOM-Musées pour tous

La nouvelle ère de Bagacum

Centre social et culturel d’Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Centre socio culturel de Fourmies, Master MEM Université d’Artois

1er Prix musées (em)portables

Génération musée

Centre Culturel d’Action Sociale de Rochefort, Lycée professionnel Gilles Jamain, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Rochefort

2ème Prix musées (em)portables

La vie des tableaux

Clara Thomine (participation individuelle)

3ème Prix musées (em)portables

J’étais ce que tu es, tu seras ce que je suis

Justine Barbat, Chloé Lemaire, Chloé Vigier (IUT Moulins)

Mention spéciale

Jupiter n°7

Dorian Bauer (participation individuelle)

1er prix ICOM

T-essere memorie.

2ème prix ICOM

Museo escultura / L’art sert d’union.

3ème prix ICOM

Piquer une tête.

1er Prix musées (em)portables

Film HDA.

2ème Prix musées (em)portables

Pourquoi le noir ?

3ème Prix musées (em)portables

Muséum spot 2.

Grand Prix

Marine Dupé pour “heArt”.

Prix Spécial du Jury

Benoit Batard pour “Êtrange musée”.

Le Prix Charlie

Laurence Vauthier pour “Vidéo 13”.

Le Prix des moins de 18 ans (ex æquo)

“Les couleurs de Niki au Grand Palais”

Le Prix des moins de 18 ans (ex æquo)

“Le secret de l’apothicairerie”

Grand Prix

Lucas Thevenaut – “Chut !”.

Le Prix de l’Humour

Georges Petit et Romain Vuillermet – “Seconde Vie”.

Le Prix du Film étranger

Raffaele Gentiluomo – “Vesuvius Making of”.

Le Prix des moins de 18 ans (ex æquo)

“Mourir au loin”

Grand Prix

Emmanuelle Jay – “Dans les yeux de Mona Lisa”.

Prix Spécial du Jury

L’Atelier Malvoyant du Graph – “Au bout du doigt”.

Prix de la Découverte

Frédérique Martin – “Mirages” …

Le Prix de l’Humour

R.Blaizeau – “Cherche appartement impérial”.

1er Prix

I.Julian E.Franco – “Aux hommes de demain”

2e Prix :

R.German – “Qui veille sur les veilleurs ?”.

3e Prix :

L.Pahlke – “Cornélis van Poelenburgh”.

Prix moins de 18 ans :

Y.Reydy – “Un rouleau de scotch au musée”.

6ème édition (2017)

3ème édition

2ème édition

1er édition

Interview de Julien Anfruns

Interview de C.Vital et de J-M.Raingeard

The jury for “Musées (em)portables” 2021

Ingrid Brochard

Founder of the MuMo (Mobile Museum)
This serial entrepreneur launched her first business in the cosmetics sector 19 years ago. In her free time, she would visit museums, galleries and met many artists. In 2007, she created the magazine for contemporary creations, BC / Be Contemporary. In 2008, she produced a series of 12 contemporary art documentaries for the French TV channel Direct 8.

Catherine Cuenca

General Heritage Curator
Since 2003, she has been running a national scheme for safeguarding scientific and contemporary technical heritage (Patstec), led by the CNAM’s Museum of Arts and Crafts, with a team in Paris and another one in Nantes. Since the 1st September 2016, she has been managing the “Heritage and Collections” department and the “national and international actions” for the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, and runs the regional Patstec scheme in the Pays de la Loire, at Nantes University.

Morrad Benxayer

Interim head of the Department of Public Policy, General Heritage Department, Ministry of Culture.
Morrad Benxayer was born in Algeria in 1955, graduated from law school and trained at the Ecole des Métiers de l’Information. He worked in the weekly press sector (VSD) and then joined the National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet in 1993. He was project manager for the Public Department.

Bernard Hasquenoph

Journalist and founder of “Louvre pour tous”
Bernard Hasquenoph is the founder of the “Louvre pour tous” blog which advocates for better access to the world of museums. He is very active on social networks and participated in the French Ministry of Culture’s working group, that produced the “Tous Photographes” charter.

Cathy Losson

Head of Education Democratisation and Accessibility department at the Louvre
After studying political sciences, art history and cultural policy at university, Cathy Losson worked for regional and local authorities for fifteen years, in Ile-de-France and elsewhere. She worked primarily on cultural programming and development issues in rural and then suburban areas, and on implementing art and culture education programmes. After working abroad for a while for the cultural services at the French Embassy in New York, she joined the Musée du Louvre in 2013 and she is currently managing the education, democratisation and accessibility department there. The goal of this department is to define and implement the museum’s policy for artistic and cultural education and to guarantee the museum is accessible and open to all. She does this through actions carried out outside of the museum, with the most fragile categories of people or those who are the least familiar with the museum.

Sébastien Meyssan

Founder and General Manager of the channel Museum
Sébastien Meyssan began his career in television in 1992 on the French channel Paris Première, then he was part of the team who created “13ème RUE”, a French channel by Universal Studios. In 2004, he was appointed as head of the Discovery Channel for France, and then he managed Discovery for southern Europe.
He was then a consultant for various organisations including FranceTélévisions, Arte, Bein Sport, MSN and institutions such as Universcience and Institut Français…
In 2017, he joined the Secom group to launch and manage MUSEUM, the first channel in the world devoted to visual art.

Maurizio Pellegrini

Archaeologist and film director, Archaeological superintendent of south Etruria & Audiovisual creation for the National Etruscan Museum in Villa Giulia.
Photojournalist in the 70s and 80s, the only Italian photographer in Iran during the revolution in 1979. Head of the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities from 1980 to 2018 with the Archaeological superintendent of Abruzzes, in Rome, of the “Luigi Pigorini” prehistoric ethnography museum. During the past 20 years, Archaeological superintendent of south Etruria and for the National Etruscan Museum in Villa Giulia in Rome, head of the educational laboratory and visual promotion. Consultant for the chief prosecutor of Rome with regards the illegal market of archaeological discoveries.

He has designed and organised educational projects, produced videos and multimedia productions. He has worked for the multimedia communication department of many municipal museums. He is a professor at various institutions, for archaeological documentary film, audiovisual documentation techniques, museology, archaeological communication and forensic archaeology for crimes against cultural heritage.

Jean François Grunfeld

Chief Executive Office of Museumexperts
Head of Communication for a financial group specialised in construction. Created a subsidiary, Art Urbain, dedicated to urban furniture and micro urban planning, and ran this company. Chief curator for “La Ville et l’Enfant”, one of the opening exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou. Project Manager working alongside Jack Lang to prmote culture as a creator of employment. Created exhibitions (“L’Empire du Bureau” at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Light, “je pense à vous” at the Centre Pompidou) and international competitions for office furniture and lighting, which equipped the French Ministry of Finances, among others. Created the SIME, trade show for museums and exhibitions at the Grand Palais, and then the SITEM, trade show for museums, cultural venues and tourist sites. Created MUSEVA in 2018, the international trade show dedicated to private venue hire for museums, monuments and theatres.

The “Musées (em)portables” partners