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Our patrons 

Financial, skill-based and in-kind patronages contribute to the development of Museum projects for the general public, providing access to scientific culture and heritage to all.


[banner photo credit : Christophe Livonnen]

CRAM : our website

CRAM provides management services and heating and climate-control equipment maintenance and installation for all. Founded in 1958 in Le Havre, the company operates across Normandy, Picardy and Île de France. Over 400 collaborators are employed by the company, dealing with several thousand customers. CRAM provides support to local cultural projects on a regular basis.

It is thanks to CRAM's support that you are able to browse this website and discover the extensive collection of illustrations by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur.

PPG coatings : fragrance sculpture

PPG Coatings is a division of PPG Industries Inc., based in Pittsburgh and employing 33,000 people. PPG Coatings has decided to develop a small business model on its Le Havre/Gonfreville l'Orcher site.

Their strong local presence and their concern about environmental issues has lead the company to commit to enhance local heritage.

PPG Coatings SA made a special effort to partner up with the City of Le Havre to achieve the implementation of a fragrance sculpture: a unique, innovative and interactive micro-garden dedicated to senses.

SCRD : supporting taxidermy operations

SCRD, formely known as Compagnie Française des extraits, is specialised in tannery chemicals, plant extracts, tanning agents and dyes for industrial or pharmaceutical use.

SCRD SAS supports the Museum with its taxidermy operations by providing restoration products, access to a laboratory and the advice of an expert technician.

Find out more about SCRD

The Sandouville Renault factory

The Sandouville Renault factory was inaugurated in 1964 and was involved in the production of iconic models such as the R16, R25, Safrane, Espace, Laguna... which amounts to more than 8 million vehicles. Since 2014 the Sandouville plant has been producing the following models: Laguna (Berine, Break, Coupé), Espace (short- and long-wheelbase versions), Trafic, as well as the new generation of Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro.

Renault has chosen to support the « Muséomobile » project. The aim of this project is to provide access to the collections and to scientific culture to schools situated too far away from the Museum, through the organisation of workshops. The Muséomobile will hit the roads of Normandy thanks to the new Trafic, produced at the Sandouville Renault factory from 2014.

Hotel Vent d'Ouest : a long-lasting collaboration

Half-way between Etretat and Honfleur, Hotel Vent d'Ouest dropped anchor in Le Havre, in the city centre rebuilt by Auguste Perret and within walking distance from the waterfront. Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005 and boasting a strong cultural and sport heritage, Le Havre has become a must-see destination during your visit of Normandy. Hotel Vent d'Ouest in a few words: character, cosy atmosphere from the bedrooms to the lobby, well-being provided by the brand new spa, and a caring and professional staff dedicated to your every need.

Since 2013, the Vent d'Ouest hotel has backed the Museum in all its projects. They have welcomed Museum partners, lecturers, scientists and artists during their stay in Le Havre with the friendliness and professionalism they are renowned for.

Find out more about Vent d'Ouest

Desjardins garden centres: premium aquariums

Desjardins garden centres are located in Montivilliers and Tourville-Alliquerville. They offer more than 30,000 references:  homeware, gardening, pets, kitchenware, delicatessen... 180 employees work for this company founded in 1978 in the heart of Pays de Caux. Desjardins has established itself over time as a reference to all nature lovers.

Since 2014, Desjardins has helped the Museum with its aquarium setups, most notably the aquarium dedicated to jellyfish during the Jellyfish and Behind the scenes exhibitions. The Museum staff and Desjardins are also working hand-in-hand on the installation of a "community aquarium", which will exclusively contain species from Normandy.

The Museum comes to life !

Z-média is a company founded in Le Havre which has more than one string to its bow: production, video equipment rental, digitization, consulting, audovisual projects... Since 2015, Z-média has helped the Museum with the production of many audiovisual projects: the Behind the scenes exhibition teaser, the RhinoWeek video, as well as the video recording of events. Expertise, creativity, top-quality and strong work ethics are the hallmark of this new Museum patron.

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