The École Polytechnique is an engineering school combining research, teaching, and innovation. Ever since it was founded in 1794, the school has always based its teaching and research on a multidisciplinary model, aiming to give its students a taste for research and innovation in the pursuit of progress.
Mus'X, the museum space inside the École Polytechnique created in 2018, displays examples of the school's contributions to history over more than two centuries. The scientific collections housed by Mus'X were originally gathered for use during teaching experiments and demonstrations. Now heritage objects in their own right, these instruments are now housed with a backdrop worthy of their history and the quality of their production.
The historical resources also include other media. From the beginning, artistic drawings were also collected for drawing courses, as the 18th century engineer needed to master the art of drawing. In addition, school life and the activities of the thousands of women and men who have passed through this institution have produced vast archives that illustrate the diversity, originality, and richness of its history.