Discoveries On the bill

Musée des Confluences

Published on 09/07/2021

Five exhibitions on the bill

Exceptional times call for an exceptional programme! For its reopening, the Musée des Confluences is giving us not one but five temporary exhibitions. A spectacular way to return! 

The first two – ‘Africa in colour’, offering a discovery of everyday and popular African art forms, and ‘Makay, a wildlife refuge on Madagascar’, the planet’s last untouched territory – opened only a few days before France’s second lockdown. Needless to say that few of us got the chance to see them, while they both offer a fantastic journey into uncharted territory. 

You can continue the journey with ‘To the corners of the globe: perspectives of missionaries’, an exhibition that follows the footsteps of young missionaries who set off from Lyon to convert faraway lands to Christianity. 

With ‘Rare Birds, From the Swallow to the Kakapo’, you can explore 240 bird species from the museum’s collection and a significant donation by Hubert Bonnetain. 

Last but not least, there is ‘Inheriting the Earth, from the Neolith to us’, which takes us back to ancient times, looking at the age-old activities of animal domestication, plant cultivation, housing, transport, production and consumption, all of which continue to influence our day-to-day lives. 

Africa in colour and Makay, a wildlife refuge on Madagascar, until 20 August 2021
To the corners of the globe: perspectives of missionaries, from 18 June 2021 to 22 May 2022.
Rare Birds, from the Swallow to the Kakapo, until 2 January 2022.
Inheriting the Earth, from the Neolith to us, until 30 January 2022.