The La Tène Foundation was established on 19 May 1954. It is an organization under private law, attached to both the Republic and the Canton of Neuchâtel. The Cantonal State Council elects the president and the members of the Foundation Council.
The present goals of this foundation are promotion and support of the development and activities of the Laténium, particularly in the form a participation, within the limits of its possibilities, to the operating cost of the museum. In general, it aims to encourage the diffusion of archaeological knowledge within the canton of Neuchâtel and its surroundings.
ArchéoNE is the Association des Amis du Laténium et de l’Archéologie Neuchateloise which brings together – around a multi-disciplinary archaeological platform – lovers of sciences of the past, scientists and friends of the Laténium. From the origins of humankind to the modern era, ArchéoNE invites its members to embark on a journey through time to better understand the our human trajectory!
Through its activities, this association tries to develop the public interest for archaeology in general, and for archaeology in Neuchâtel in particular. The association also supports the Laténium, participates in its visibility, and promotes the rich archaeological heritage of Neuchâtel by contributing to its preservation and promotion.
As a welcome gift, new members are given an exhibition poster!