3 Adventures to Easter Island… in France

 
3 Adventures to Easter Island… in France

One of the world’s remotest cultures comes to France this season

NAVEL OF THE WORLD

How has Easter Island’s remoteness shaped those who have lived there? How did they build the famous moai – and why did they stop? The Muséum de Toulouse looks at the testimonies of scientists and the Pascuans themselves.

Until June 30, 2019. www.museum.toulouse.fr

TALKING WOOD

This unusual exhibition at the Musée Champollion in Figeac is devoted to the kohau rongorongo, the as yet undeciphered ‘talking wood’ tablets first mentioned in Western texts in 1864 after the arrival of the earliest Christian missionaries on Easter Island.

Until November 4. www.musee-champollion.fr

Talking wood tablet. Photo credit: Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

SHADOWS OF THE GODS

The nearly 900 menhir statues on Easter Island represent a culture still largely unknown to the outside world. The Musée Fenaille in Rodez hosts the most important collection of these objects in France.

Until November 4. www.musee-fenaille.rodezagglo.fr

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Moai Tangata. Photo credit: Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais, Michel Urtado, Thierry Ollivier

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Sylvia Edwards Davis is a writer and correspondent based in France with a focus on business and culture. A member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia scans the cultural landscape to bring you the most relevant highlights on current events, art exhibitions, museums and festivals.