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
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
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
From France Today magazine