Crossed views, visual artists, public/private collections renewed every year, enter into dialogue with the permanent collection around themes linked to man as an "actor" of his environment. This unprecedented encounter at the Maison des Consuls between art and our departmental heritage bears witness to a new cultural approach in which past and present are harmoniously combined.
The permanent collection of the Maison des Consuls is made up of the results of the excavations undertaken by the archaeologist Pierre Pannoux in the immediate vicinity of Les Matelles, in particular the Suquet Cocoulières cave, the Roubiac site and the Bois-Martin site.
The Pierre Pannoux Fund
The archaeological collection includes 3,500 individual pieces (out of a total of 18,000): archaeological furniture (pottery, tools, flints and jewellery) and Palaeolithic animal bones (bear teeth, urus, horse, ibex, reindeer and saiga antelope bones). The collection offers a wide panorama of the prehistory of the northern Montpellier garrigue, from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Final Neolithic. The entire collection and the museum's archives can be viewed on a touch screen.