Today, the Mediterranean is widely perceived as a universal heritage, to be shared by all its inhabitants and beyond. Where and when did this idea come from? How was it forged, and by whom? How was it gradually "invented"? How valid is it today? These are the big questions raised by Mucem's new semi-permanent exhibition, which follows on from the "Connectivités" exhibition opened in November 2017.
The exhibition looks at how the Mediterranean has been constructed as an...