Our history

Avec plus de 28 ans d’expérience et 4 millions de visiteurs par an, Culturespaces, créée en 1990 par Bruno Monnier, est le premier opérateur privé dans la gestion complète de monuments, musées et centres d’art. Culturespaces se donne pour objectif de proposer un modèle novateur, centré sur l’expérience du visiteur, pour gérer de façon dynamique les monuments, musées et centres d’art, sans subvention publique. Depuis 2012, Culturespaces est aussi devenu le pionnier dans la création de centres d’art numériques et d’expositions numériques immersives. 
Every year, the Fondation Culturespaces gives more than 5,000 children away from the cultural offer the opportunity to experience unique artistic and cultural experiences.

1990 - 1993
After a first contract to manage the Palais des Papes in Avignon, Culturespaces focused on the global management of cultural venues and establishments, in particular the management of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its gardens at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and subsequently that of the Castle of Les Baux-de-Provence and the Château of Valençay. Innovation was already a core component of Culturespaces’ approach, involving the creation of original tour itineraries, the availability of free audio guides for every visitor, and regular shows and events.

1996
The delegated management of the Musée Jacquemart-André provided Culturespaces with an opportunity to develop its model in the museum sector and to apply the experience gained in the Palais des Papes in Avignon to the production of high-quality temporary exhibitions.

2000 - 2001
Culturespaces completely reorganised the museographic presentation of the Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse—which is France’s largest technical museum—and took over the management of the Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

2002 - 2006
With the promotion and management of the Roman Theatre of Orange in 2002 and the Roman monuments of Nîmes in 2006, Culturespaces continued to introduce innovations, using historical re-enactments and cultural events to enrich the tour itineraries.

2004
Culturespaces held outdoor re-enactments of the great battle of 1815 on the Waterloo Battlefield.

2009
In line with its core values, Culturespaces established a Foundation to promote access to the arts and heritage for children who are hospitalised, handicapped, or made vulnerable by poverty or social exclusion.

2012
In the Carrières de Lumières, Culturespaces introduced digital images and music as part of a new form of immersive exhibition. This novel system brought art and culture to a broad audience and established Culturespaces as a leading actor in the digital revolution.

2015
After acquiring and restoring the Hôtel de Caumont and its gardens in Aix-en-Provence, Culturespaces established an Art Centre, in which temporary exhibitions are held with an international dimension.

2018
Culturespaces launch a new digital art centre in Paris : the Atelier des Lumières.
Culturespaces poursuit le développement de centres d’art numérique avec l’ouverture en fin d’année 2018 du Bunker de Lumières, sur l’île de Jeju en Corée du Sud et la création des Bassins de Lumières à Bordeaux, prévus pour 2020. A cette occasion, la technologie CULTURESPACES DIGITAL® est créée.