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Sciences and curiosities at the court of Versailles



26 October 2010 – 27 February 2011, Salles d’Afrique, North Wing

Here is an exhibition that will give a totally new image of Versailles by revealing unexpected features of this seat of power, centre of cultural exchanges and unique residence. Versailles is commonly seen as not being a place of learning; and even the very idea of associating Versailles with the sciences would seem incongruous.

Nevertheless, how could one imagine that Versailles – where everything was decided – could neglect the importance of promoting scientific research to further the grandeur of France?

For the first time, the exhibition devoted to “Sciences and curiosities at the court of Versailles” reviews the connections between Versailles and the sciences through the scientific instruments and works in the collections of its sovereigns, the research and teaching tools as well as the innovations and inventions experimented on in the Château de Versailles.

All the historical objects of the royal and aristocratic collections linked to the sciences will be presented in this exhibition.

Sponsorship budget: €600,000

If you would like to receive the sponsorship application form (in french), please address your request to Serena Gavazzi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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