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Temporary Exhibitions

October 12 2021 - April 3 2022

Tracing Provenance

Invisible Collections 2021

Since 2016, the MCAH has been studying the conditions of acquisition of its ethnographic collections. Using examples from America, Africa and Asia, this exhibition invites visitors to investigate the documentary "chain of custody" of an object, from its entry into the Museum back to its creation, to establish its provenance. It also considers its current position and its relationship with the culture from which it originates.

Frédéric Troyon room (1st floor)
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June 18 2021 - January 23 2022


An exhibition of the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, in partnership with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Bitter winter, cold shoulder, or icy glare : our imagination seems to be on frosty terms with cold, which it associates with hostility, disdain or indifference. This exhibition takes you on a journey to discover the multiple facets of cold, natural or manufactured.

NOT EVEN COLD ! A second part, conceived by the three Cantonal Museums of the Palais de Rumine, with the participation of the Cantonal Museum and Botanical Gardens, offers a look at the strategies adopted by living beings - plants, animals, humans - to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, both cold and hot.

Grandes salles (2nd floor)
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Partez à la découverte du patrimoine archéologique antique du canton de Vaud avec une nouvelle carte

À pied ou à vélo, sur la route des vestiges archéologiques


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