The Departmental Museum of Ancient Arles (MdAA) is supported by the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council and was built in Arles in 1995 on the presqu’île of the ancient Roman circus. It provides a complete panorama of life in Arles and its territory from the Neolithic to late Antiquity. Of particular importance are the museum’s busy archaeological service and the conservation laboratory. The museum has temporary exhibition spaces and an auditorium. Since 2012, following the construction of an 800m2 extension carried out within the framework of Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture 2013, the museum exhibits the life of the ancient port of Arles, and houses the exceptional wreck of the 1st-century-AD barge Arles-Rhône 3.