The Public Institution of the Palais de la Porte Dorée is responsible for developing scientific and cultural projects for the Tropical Aquarium and the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration as well as enhancing the comprehensive heritage of the Palais de la Porte Dorée.

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Since 1st January 2012 (decree n° 2011-2008 of 28 Decembre 2011), the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration and the Tropical Aquarium were grouped in a State public cultural institution, responsible for developing each of the scientific and cultural projects composing it and enhancing the comprehensive heritage of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Combining the two activities in a single public institution, planned in 2006, facilitates transversal funding while preserving the cultural and scientific distinctness of each entity.
The missions of each entity remain unchanged.

Presidency, Management

  • Presidency of the Board of Directors
    By decree of 4 June 2018, Mercedes Erra was appointed President of the Board of Directors of the Public Institution of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, with a renewed mandate.

    Mercedes Erra is executive president of Havas Worldwide and co-founder of BETC.
  • Presidency of the Policy Board
    By decree of 9 August 2017 , Benjamin Stora was reappointed to the presidency of the Policy Board. In 2014 he succeeded Jacques Toubon who presided the preliminary mission, initiated in 2003, then the Policy Board of the Cité nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration from 2007.
  • Management
    By decree of 4 June 2015, Hélène Orain was appointed Executive Director of the Public Institution of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. She succeeded Luc Gruson who held this position from 2010.
    From 10 July 2017, Yannick Loué was appointed General Secretary of the Public Institution. He succeeded Emmanuel Martinez who held this position from 1st October 2013 Download the communiqué

Organization of the Institution

Functional Organization Chart