Vue de la salle du Message Biblique du musée national Marc Chagall et des œuvres de Marc Chagall "Le Paradis" (1961), "Moïse recevant les Tables de la Loi" (1960-1966) et "La Création de l'homme" (1956-1958), musée national Marc Chagall, Nice. © Gilles Ehrentrant. © ADAGP, Paris, 2020.

Association of Friends of the Marc Chagall National Museum


In 1973, the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall was inaugurated in Nice, at the bottom of the Cimiez hill. At the instigation of André Malraux, then Minister of Cultural Affairs, the museum was specially created to receive the donation from Marc and Valentina Chagall. Nearly six months before its opening, the donors expressed their wish that the museum should be associated with an organisation that would actively participate in its animation and influence.

The Association of the Friends of the Marc Chagall National Biblical Message Museum was therefore created with the personal support of the painter, who marked its birth by drawing for it an unfurled angel that became its symbol.

The aims of the association are since that date clearly defined by article 1 of its statutes which stipulates that it shall :
"To help animate and promote the Biblical Message, in France and abroad, by collaborating in the organisation of cultural events, in the development of the library, in the enrichment of the collections, in the improvement of the facilities".

The association is supported by a Board of Directors and by Marc Chagall's heirs - two of whom are active directors - who are always very attentive to its success and continuity.



Become a patron of the museum by joining the association!

The association was created in 1973 by Marc Chagall when the museum first opened and has since contributed to the realisation of the museum's projects and to its influence. Thanks to your commitment, the association strengthens its support for the Marc Chagall National Museum and allows you to share the life of the institution.

Our actions
We support the museum for :
- new acquisitions for the collection
- cultural events
- educational activities

In order to develop the influence of the work of Marc Chagall (1887-1985).

To apply for membership or for any other information concerning the Association of Friends of the Marc Chagall National Museum, please contact Mrs Elisabeth Pacoud-Rème:



Enriching the collections. New acquisitions
from 27 January to 13 May 2024