The Palais and its history

The main vocation of the Palais de la Porte Dorée was to be a “museum of the colonies”, which was to represent the territories, the history of the colonial conquest and its effect on the arts. Viewed unanimously as one of Paris’s most remarkable buildings of the 1930s, today it serves as a precious testimony to the museographic design of an era when this type of establishment played a central role in the dissemination and sharing of knowledge.