After more than 10 years of closure due to work following the discovery of archaeological remains, the public can now discover the new face of this French museum dedicated to Franco-American friendship.
In 1917, Anne Morgan, daughter of the American banker JP Morgan, came to live in the chateau of Blérancourt near Noyon to carry out the actions of the American Committee for Devastated France (CARD), a humanitarian association that was created to help the civilian populations of the Aisne who had been particularly affected by the destruction of war and were in need of supplies. After the war, the association continued its work by helping to reconstruct Picardy economically, educationally, socially and morally.
Through the importance and the quality of the work that was carried out, this national museum is today the museum of reference for the historical and cultural relations between France and the United States of America.
In this reinvented museum, whose museum was entrusted to the studio Adrien Gardère and the architectural project at Yves Lion workshops, the visitor is invited upon a journey in three sections: "Ideals", "Events" and "Arts". Each will highlight historical and cultural exchanges specific to an era.