The pieces presented in these four universes contribute to the narrative of Earth and Men. Created since the 17th century, the collections of the Confluences museum are made of endless curiosities, from scholars and passionate amateurs, enriched by rational complements or fads of an era. More than 2 million objects contribute to the wealth of permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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Beetles, extraordinary insects

21 December 2018 28 June 2020
From ladybugs to beetles, beetles and fireflies to beetles and beetles, beetles impress us with their amazing dimensions or capabilities. Present all over the world except the poles and seas, these insects are part of our daily lives. They are the source of many myths and beliefs around the world. By combining scientific and artistic perspectives, this exhibition offers you the opportunity to (re)discover these...

Himalayan Festivals: the Last of the Kalash

23 October 2018 1 December 2019
The exhibition presents the Kalash people, a community in northwest Pakistan that has a sacred relationship with the natural world. These goatkeepers and cereal farmers foster a genuine relationship with a multiplicity of gods and spirits, making them the last polytheistic society in the Himalayan Arc. From solstice to solstice, the seasons follow one another in this exhibition, true to the Kalash's cyclical...

Yokainoshima, spirits of Japan

7 July 2018 25 August 2019
In Japan, divinities and supernatural beings are omnipresent. Throughout the year, during masked rituals, costumes are worn to ask them for protection, riches and happiness. The exhibition creates links between the contemporary photographs of Charles Fréger, which depict a large number of ritual masked figures, and the museum's Japanese collections....

Allow yourself to be guided through this island of spirits and monsters, from the foundations of Japanese spirituality to modern-day practices, such as manga, cosplay and video games.

This exhibition is part of Franco-Japanese commemorations and the associated programme 'Japonismes 2018'

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