Easter Island

3 exhibitions in Occitanie

Easter Island, marooned in the vast Pacific Ocean,

and confined to a piece of land of 165 km², was one of the last lands colonised by humans in around the year one thousand. The island fascinates us as much because of its location as its unusual creations, and has never ceased to inspire collective Western imagination, fuelling fantasies and the strangest of tales. But it is also a living territory that is still evolving: some of its secrets are being unveiled with advances in science.

The Natural History Museum in Toulouse, Fenaille Museum in Rodez and the Champollion Museum of Writing in Figeac

have teamed up to put on three complementary exhibitions throughout summer 2018. These exhibitions bring together a rare and unique set of objects from major public and private collections. Every visitor can discover the multiple facets of this island through the prism of the themes developed in each of the different locations: the fascinating universe of the sculpted figures in Rodez; the enigmatic written language of Rongorongo and tales of explorers in Figeac; and the ancient and modern history of the island from a natural, cultural and social viewpoint in Toulouse.