Our partners play a major role in the life of the Mineralogy Museum: renovation of display cases, technical, energetic and aesthetic improvement of lighting, setting up of temporary exhibitions, support for research and publication, educational programs for schoolchildren and general public - all these activities are possible thanks to the support of our partners.

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L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

About l'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Founded in 2012 with the support of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts aims to share jewelry culture with the widest possible audience, throughout eras and civilizations. Through its courses, talks, exhibitions, publications and research projects, L’ÉCOLE opens up a territory that has remained unknown and compartmentalized for too long.

The project

Since 2020, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts has supported the development of Paris School of Mines Mineralogy Museum. It is supporting the publication of a book, co-edited with Gallimard, about the site, its history and its exceptional collections of minerals, gemstones, meteorites and rocks, scheduled for release in September 2022. L’ÉCOLE is also making a scientific contribution to the preparation of an exhibition devoted to the major donors who have contributed to the enrichment of the collections of the Mineralogy Museum. Finally, its director has been a member of the Scientific Council of L’ÉCOLE since its creation in 2016.




Orange Foundation

About Orange Foundation

The Orange Foundation has been a driver of the Group’s commitment for over 30 years. Today, many employees are active in the field, everywhere, making digital technology an enabler of equal opportunity. Digital technology can really help unemployed jobseekers, creating openings through its many new functions, giving those who are worst off access to education and healthcare. Making digital technology even more useful to the community is the Orange Foundation’s priority. For those who do not even have the basics, the Foundation also provides solutions to improve living conditions.

The Orange Group is proud to contribute to the development of the digital world. The Group is also aware of its responsibility. That is why it undertok to provide offers that respect the planet and people, to help everybody enjoy access to the possibilities that new technologies open up and to contribute to the economic and social development of the countries where the Orange Group is present. The group' action supports two United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The project

As part of its cultural sponsorship action, the Orange Foundation launched a call for projects called "Access to culture with museums", to which the Mineralogy Museum responded. In 2021, the "Hello? Minerals in our cellphones!" project was thus selected, and set up from September 2021, until the end of 2022. This educational project is aimed at teenagers far from the world of culture and science using the link between the mobile phone and current societal issues. The aim of the project is to introduce middle and high school students from classes in priority education areas to the issues that revolve around the discovery, exploitation and transformation of the minerals necessary for the manufacture of smartphones, as well as their  technological, economic, geostrategic and environmental impacts. The program, defined in 2 workshops - one at the ESPCI, the other at the Museum, was developed in partnership with the association TRACES, and has been labeled as part of the Year of Mineralogy 2022, by the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development, selected by UNESCO and the United Nations as a priority for 2022.




The MINES ParisTech Foundation

The Fondation Mines ParisTech was created in 1946 under the impetus of the mining, mineral and metallurgical industries with the desire to rebuild the country in a post-war world. It was recognized as a public utility in 1947. Its first president was George Friedel, famous French physicist and mineralogist, former professor at the École des Mines of Saint-Étienne and at the University of Strasbourg. The Fondation Mines ParisTech has the mission of sharing and supporting the ambitions of the Schoolf of Mines Paris - PSL.

Through its training and its scientific research of excellence, the School contributes to technological innovation in the sectors of industry and services, including health, by promoting technological and societal progress. This support materializes concretely through the financing of projects according to four thematic axes and a transversal axis: 1-students, 2- heritage, 3- entrepreneurship 4- research 5- sustainable development.

The Foundation can thus collect donations dedicated to HERITAGE, for the benefit of the Museum and the Library of Mines Paris - PSL.


The ABC Mines Association

Founded in 1988 by Raymond Fischesser and some former students or members of the School, such as Claude Guillemin, ABC Mines aims to: 1- contribute to the training and scientific culture of the public; 2- participate in the enrichment of the Collections of the Mineralogy Museum and the Library; 3- increase their means of operation; 4- promote all the activities likely to reinforce the notoriety and the frequentation of the Museum and the Library.
Members of the ABC Mines association have access to conferences, trips, courses, as well as free access to the museum.
To discover the activities and missions of ABC Mines, go to the dedicated page.





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Musée de Minéralogie

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