«Venenum, a poisonous world» is an interdisciplinary exhibition looking at the roles played by poison in history, culture, science, belief, medicine and criminology. Whether it is a form of defence or of power, a threat or a hope for the medicine of tomorrow, poisons have always stimulated fear and fascination as they have both a pharmaceutical power that gives them unsuspected medicinal virtues and can also be toxic, leading to death. Works of art, historical and ethnographic objects, audio-visuals and interactive displays mix and dialogue with the natural-science collections as well as with venomous and toxic animals displayed in an aquarium or a vivarium to illustrate the uses of poison over the centuries.
Musée des Confluences.
86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €5.
Information : 0428381212
April 15, 2017 - January 07, 2018