Upcoming

Du 16 octobre 2019 au 1er juin 2020

In the fall of 2019, we are opening a major exhibition on a hot topic: food. Je mange donc je suis will make you discover the biological, cultural and ecological aspects of our food.

Opening times

Open every day

From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm except on Tuesdays

Target public

From 6 years old

Getting here

Musée de l'Homme

17 Place du Trocadéro
75016 Paris

Prices

De 9€ à 12€

How does the act of feeding oneself, vital and daily, at the same time shape our identities through cultural practices, rituals and prohibitions? What role has food played in our evolution? Are there any "gendered" foods? What are the environmental impacts of producing resources to feed the world today and tomorrow?
In keeping with the spirit of its previous exhibitions at the frontier between science and society, we analyse preconceived ideas and offer food for thought on how we produce and consume food.

Homemade" exhibition, I eat, so I have restored to as many people as possible the research carried out by the scientists of the National Museum of Natural History in fields as varied as the formation of taste, agricultural models, the ways in which a culture is organized around the table, the culinary heritage...

Plat à couscous, céramique, Maroc, début 20ème siècle. Collection d’ethnologie du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 2004 © MNHN - J-C Domenech
Plat à couscous, céramique, Maroc, début 20ème siècle. Collection d’ethnologie du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 2004. © MNHN - J-C Domenech

The visit alternates current themes (meat, GMOs...) with more surprising ones (microbiology, culinary art...), through the abundant presentation of prestigious objects, field collections and the views of modern and contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Gilles Barbier, Pilar Albarracin, Liu Bolin. Over the 3 rooms, on 650m², you are invited to discover the contemporary challenges of food through a sometimes offbeat museography: he will be able to exchange by phone with a cow
Doctor Meuh, on the different diets, sit at a Japanese table or watch an extract from The Wing or the Thigh....

The icing on the cake is that the cultural programme associated with the exhibition will invite you to large thematic dinners commented by chefs and researchers, but also to meetings with experts or even olfactory theatrical visits... The opening weekend from 19 to 20 October will give a foretaste of this appetising programme, with visits and workshops for young and old.