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.
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.
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.
By decree of 14 January 2020 , François Héran was appointed to the presidency of the Policy Board. He succeeded Benjamin Stora who presided during six years and Jacques Toubon, who presided the preliminary mission, initiated in 2003, then the Policy Board from 2007 to 2014.