Nestled in a lush garden overlooking the city of Neuchâtel, the MEN takes a novel and critical look on human societies. Its innovative exhibitions have gained international renown. About 50,000 items from every part of the world make up the museum’s collections, with a chief interest for Africa.

Located at rue Saint-Nicolas 4 in Neuchâtel, the Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Temporary exhibition - Cargo Cults Unlimited - from 17.12.2023 to 31.12.2024

Cargo Cults Unlimited explores the complex theme of the globalized economy. Highly material, to the point of threatening to exhaust the earth's resources, the economy is also composed of ethereal abstractions, prophetic discourses, mimetic behavior and bureaucratic protocols. » Discover Cargo Cults Unlimited

Reference exhibition - The impermanence of things

This reference exhibition, on display at the Villa de Pury, taps into the museum’s own collections not only to conjure up this Institution’s history and (allegedly) resident phantoms, but also to unveil the stakes at play throughout its development and enumerate the social practices that have been analysed. 

Thus, we are reminded that human beings and the objects they trade go through constant transformations; likewise, the views external spectators will adopt respectively on the former and the latter can be expected to change too.