Long considered to be primitive beings, today Neanderthals are recognized as full-fledged humans. Combining art and science, the exhibition deconstructs misconceptions about this species. It presents a large variety of casts of the original fossils in the museum’s collections and features recent debates in research.

How to host the Neanderthal exhibition?

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Neanderthal traveling exhibit fact sheet

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The exhibition travels…

In Europe:

  • France, Montpellier: Domaine départemental de Pierresvives, March to July 2019 – Adapted to 300m²

In North America:

  • Canada, Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History, 16 May— 26 January 2020 – Adapted to 1000m²


Néandertal, l'expo - film de présentation