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About Museum connections

LET'S INSPIRE TOMORROW'S CULTURE AND TOURISM EXPERIENCE

International trade fair, focussing on the business and sustainable challenges of museums, cultural and touristic venues, Museum Connections highlights trends and innovations to imagine the new visitors’ experiences.

Animator of the international community, Museum Connections brings together the sector’s professionals in Paris every year.

A constantly changing universe 

Cultural and tourist consumption is evolving, competition is diversifying, visitors have new demands. The economic model of cultural venues must constantly be re-invented. Offering an unforgettable visitor experience goes beyond the mission of mediation and transmission, to arouse surprise and wonder.

 

Get ahead with Museum Connections

Trade fair, conferences, business meetings, events, demonstrations, exhibitions, e-news, VR, A true think tank in the world of culture, Museum Connections gives the opportunity to build their future by bringing out new solutions. 
Museum Connections is THE meeting point of all the dimensions that will imagine tomorrow’s cultural and tourist experience.

Museum Connections, the expertise of industry professionals

Museum Connections benefits from the support of professionals from museums, cultural venues  and tourism and relies on two committees to ensure the relevance of the event and its adequacy to current challenges .

INSPIRATION BOARD - MUSEUM CONNECTIONS CONFERENCES

        Juliette Raoul-Duval, Présidente ICOM France

        Valérie Senghor, Directrice générale adjointe, chargée de l’innovation, du développement et des grands projets, Centre des Monuments Nationaux

        Mathieu Boncour, Directeur Communication et RSE, Palais de Tokyo

        Kristina Leipold, Commercial Director, Light Art Space Berlin

        Fanny Guesdon, Associate Director, Brunswick London

        Sophie Galelli Birkan, Projects Director Retail Diversification, Altarea

        Aurite Kouts – Community Lead – Cap Digital

        Michel Rouger – Directeur – Museoparc Alesia

        Marialya Bestougeff – Directrice de l’innovation – 104

       Alexandre de Vogüé – Directeur du développement –
Château de Vaux le Vicomte – et Vice Président de la Demeure Historique

POP UP STORE BY MUSEUM CONNECTIONS

– Sonja Feitsma- Head of retail – Rijkmuseum

        Jeanine Aalfs – Retail Manager – Tropenmuseum Museum

        Jérome Pelle – Chef de service des Boutiques Château de Chambord

        Hélène Genter – Experte en retail, design et merchandising culturel

        Marianne Lesimple – Directrice commerciale & marketing Réunion des musées nationaux -Grand Palais

        Laurence Hagège – Directrice commerciale, partenariats & événementiel – La Cinémathèque française

        Thomas Stewart – Responsable du commerce de détail et du développement de marchandises – Getty Store

        Kirsty McDonald – Directrice commerciale – Westminster Abbey

        Keti Castéraa – Directrice des Librairies-Boutiques – CulturEspaces

      Lorraine Dauchez – Fondatrice & Directrice Générale – ARTEUM SERVICES

Time flies by…

1994

The creation of Museum Expressions

The trade show for products and cultural marketing , by Gilles BARISSAT.

1994
2015

The renewal of Museum Connections

Aware of the digital revolution in the cultural industry, Museum Expressions becomes Museum Connections, the major trade show for international museum business. 

From now on, Museum Connections not only covers the whole range of museum shop products, but also new technologies and innovative equipment to promote cultural sites. A new exhibition area and a conference cycle, created in collaboration with Diane DRUBAY, emerge on this occasion.

2015
2020

25 years of existence 

After the success of the 2019’s edition during which 340 exhibitors and 4288 visitors gathered on a 6500m2 site, Museum Connections celebrates its 25th anniversary and reinforces its role as the “International place for museums and cultural sites’ equipment and enhancement” with two main areas: MuseumTech and MuseumShop. 

International trade fair, focussing on the business and sustainable challenges of museums, cultural and touristic venues, Museum Connections highlights trends and innovations to imagine the new visitors’ experiences.

Animator of the international community, Museum Connections brings together the sector’s professionals in Paris every year.

2020

Our Visitors

Disneyland Paris, Parc Astérix, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope, Office de tourisme de St Emilion, Domaine de Giverny, Château de Chambord…

Our Exhibitors

MuseumShop

Monnaie de Paris, Moulin Roty, Brochier Soieries, Papeti, Memento Temporï, Martineau, Létol, Pylônes, Lanzfeld, Editions Lito, ModulStudioArt, Art Keeping, Jumi, Le Jacquard Français, Comptoir du cacao, Puzzle Michele Wilson …

MuseumTech

Clic Emotion, Viva Ticket, Livdeo, Normandie Emballages, Alfa Systems…

Start ups

Affluences, Ask Mona, Skyboy, Arenametrix, Guestviews, Tabobine, Deathscape, Foxie…