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Chronology of the French History of Immigration


The National City of the History of Immigration, an institution that reflects the rich history of immigration in France, is housed inside the Palais of the Porte Dorée, a masterpiece of Parisian Art Deco architecture.

We were asked how by investing the entire staircase we could build a descriptive signage understandable by any audience. The chronology extends from the Hall of Honor to the “Espace Repères,” where the permanent collection of the National City of the History of Immigration is displayed.

Through short biographies of major figures of the French history of Immigration as well as historical documents, the exhibition traces the History of Immigration in France, from the Revolution to the present day. We introduced photographs, period documents, forms and symbols and used a multitude of plus signs to evoke the migration flux and the history of intercultural exchange.. Black, gray and bright pink appear to punctuate the entire frieze.

  • Creative Directors Adrienne Bornstein & Pierre Sponchiado
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