A whole part of History to discover or rediscover… This is what the Panthéon offers with its brand-new exhibition called “L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds” [The Silent Story of Deaf Persons], and running form June 19 to October 6, 2019. An exhibition created by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in partnership with the Association des Amis de l’abbé de l’Epée, the Institut national de jeunes sourds de Paris (INJS) and the IVT, International Visual Theater.
The exhibition focuses on in a chronological – and thematical – order the story of deaf persons in France, the sign language and its evolution in the society through the ages. A retrospective also highlighting the different deaf celebrities or those who fought for deaf persons’ right such as the Abbé de l’Epée, Ferdinand Berthier, Etienne de Fay, Madeleine Le Mansois and even actress Emmanuelle Leborit.
From the Middle-Ages to nowadays via the Renaissance, let’s have a look at a whole collection of historical documents as well as the portraits of deaf men and women who made the small and big history. And besides the exhibition, you also have a large cultural program available: sign language guided tours, panels, tours of the Institut Saint-Jacques… As many moments to discover the deaf history in a new light. Let’s go friends, shall we?
From 19 June 2019 to 6 October 2019
13, Rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris 5
Tarif réduit: 7 €
Plein tarif: 9 €
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h30