Exhibition at the Museum of Man

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an exhibition for all tastes (archaeology, culture, nature, science)
Age :  From 10 years old
Duration:  until 31 August 2020
Location:   Museum of Man (Paris 16th)
the exhibition I eat therefore I am

"I eat therefore I am", the fashionable exhibition!

    • An exhibition on food to allow the general public to discover by going through 3 rooms the aspects of the organic (body and food), cultural (Edible crops) and ecological (consuming nature).
    • How does the act of eating shape our identities through cultural practices, rituals and prohibitions?
    • What role did food play in our evolution? What were the prehistoric foods?
    • Are there "gendered" foods? What are the dietary inequalities between men and women?
    • What are the environmental impacts related to the production of resources to feed the world today and tomorrow?
    • The visit alternates between current topics (meat, GMOs...) and more surprising ones (microbiology, culinary art...).
    • The scenography is sober and sometimes offbeat. We suggest you exchange by phone with the fictitious cow, Doctor Meuh, on the different diets, to sit at a Japanese table or a desk for lunch or finally to watch an excerpt from The Wing or the Thigh...


bottled water or gourd? This is the question asked during the exhibition "I eat therefore I am".
I eat therefore I am, the exhibition of the Museum of Man which raises the question of gender in food

Animations for children around the exhibition "I eat therefore I am":


The Musée de l'Homme offers a variety of activities, workshops and family visits, for example :

  • the olfactory visit
  • the family visit around chocolate
  • the sensory visit
  • the workshop makes taste...


I eat therefore I am, to be seen with the family at the Museum of Man
workshop for children at the Museum of Man in Paris

Practical information

View schedule details
  • Every day from 10h to 18h
  • Closed Tuesdays and May 1st

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