This £4m building exhibiting specimens from the prehistoric era and built to a Foster and Partners design will open next week in Quinson in the south of France.
The museum houses a reconstruction of a cave decorated with Stone Age art that was found in the Verdon gorge nearby. It was developed and project-managed by regional authority the Conseil Général des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, with SEV Ingénierie as structural and services engineer, Davis Langdon & Everest as QS and Sandy Brown Associates as acoustic engineers.