Colonial Institute of Marseille

The colonial institute of Marseille is the first colonial institute established in France. It was founded in 1893 under the leadership of Dr. Edward Heckel (1843-1916).

The Colonial Institute of Marseilles is a member of the French Ministry of the Colonies and the Marseille Chamber of Commerce , [1] created six professorship on “Colonial education” and “funded missions for the benefit of its colonial Museum. The collections were used repeatedly for colonial exhibitions . They are from the colonies, from Madagascar, Indo-China and Guyana, among others, and are essentially of botanical nature. The collection is still on display at the University of Provence, [2] they are presented in their connections, which sometimes are several millennia old.


  1. Jump up^ French colonial economic directory
  2. Jump up^ University of Provence


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