28th of June - 22th of septembre 2019
A daring project between the Natural History Museum of Toulouse and the Lycée des métiers d'art de Revel.
During one year, the museum leads the high school to discover Easter Island and its mysteries. Indeed, how could men discover this lost island in the middle of the South Pacific ?
The students of the High School, fascinated, will try to understand the oceanian culture.
From Rapanui legends to historical facts, why were these Moai built and how ? Who laid them down or buried them ?
838 moai are listed on the island. They are representations of deities and ancestors. Each clan on the island had its own, arranged on a sacred platform. All the statues were erected back to the sea and facing the houses, as a symbol of protection. According to tradition, each moï bears the responsibility of the part of the world he looks at.
It is quite natural that the Museum of Wood and Marquetry exhibits the work of graduating tourneurs and sculptors on this theme.
Through their achievements, these future talents invite you to travel with them to the heart of this mysterious island.
Opening Hours :
Open everyday in July and August from 11AM to 6:30PM