L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds, the exhibition at the Panthéon: our pictures

The Panthéon in Paris devotes an exhibition to the story of deaf persons and sign language, an exhibition called “L’Histoire Silencieuse des Sourds” [The Silent Story of Deaf Persons] and running from June 19 to October 6, 2019. A chronological dive into the different evolutions of the place of deaf persons in the society, from the Middle-Ages to nowadays without forgetting the Renaissance.

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.

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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From the Middle-Ages to nowadays via the Renaissance, let’s have a look at a whole collection of historical documents as well as the portraits of deaf men and women who made the small and big history.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?

Laurent P.
Last updated on 18 June 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
From 19 June 2019 to 6 October 2019

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    Location

    13, Rue Victor Cousin
    75005 Paris 5

    Prices
    Tarif réduit: 7 €
    Plein tarif: 9 €

    Official website
    www.paris-pantheon.fr

    More information
    Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h30

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