Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires (France)

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The Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires was a museum of the popular arts and traditions of France. It was located at 6, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris, France, but was permanently closed to the public in 2005.[1] Its collections were transferred to the Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée in Marseilles.

The museum was created in 1937 as the French section of the Trocadéro's Musée de l'Homme. In 1969 it moved to its own building, designed by architect Jean Dubuisson and set beside the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. Over the years its initial focus on traditional agricultural France broadened to include contemporary urban culture, with collections of French crafts and peasant civilisation, home furniture, agricultural tools, industrial and artisanal items, photographs and printed materials, and costumes.

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  1. ^ "Dans le musée fermé, 100 agents payés pendant sept ans... à ne pas faire grand chose" (in French). Metro News. December 2, 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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