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Musee de l'Homme

Address: Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadero, F-75116 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-45-53-70-60
Year of foundation: 1878
Collections: Substantial holdings relating to Arctic native peoples. Three departments currently work in the Arctic: Laboratoire d'anthropologie biologique, Laboratoire d'Ethnologie, and Laboratoire de Prehistorie. Library.

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Musee de la Marine

Address: Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, F-75116 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-45-53-31-70
Fax: +33-1-47-27-49-67
Year of foundation: 1827 [collection begun in 1748]
Collections: Some whaling artefacts and material from Nansen's and Charcot's expeditions. Library with polar and whaling material. Also operates satellite museums on the coast at Brest, Port-Louis, Rochefort, Toulon, La Seyne-sur-Mer, La Tour Royale, Saint-Tropez and Nice
Publications: Neptunia (1946-, 3pa)

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Musee de la Mer

Address: Esplanade du Rocher-de-la-Vierge, PO Box 89, F-64200 Biarritz
Year of foundation: 1933
Collections: Artefacts relating to Arctic whaling and to the Antarctic and Greenland expeditions of J.B. Charcot.

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