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The Luxembourg Museum is located in the Latin Quarter. It is a small institution that organizes two temporary exhibitions a year. There is no own permanent collection. Its scope of activity focuses on issues related to the European Renaissance.
The Luxembourg Museum was the first public museum in France. It was opened in 1750. It occupies a small Renaissance pavilion, with a facade decorated with pilasters and a triangular tympanum. The main task of the Museum is to introduce visitors to the culture and philosophical thought of the revival period. The institution implements them by organizing two temporary exhibitions during the year. These are both monographic and comparative exhibitions, focusing on specific phenomena in the culture of the European Renaissance.