Exhibition visit - Narcisse Pelletier, young moss lost in Australia

Cultural ,  Exhibition ,  Guided tour ,  Visual/graphic arts ,  Historic in Rochefort
  • Taken in by the Wanthaalas aboriginal community, he lived for seventeen years completely integrated into this group, until the crew of an English ship ‘rescued’ him by force in 1875 to take him back to France. Back with his family, he got a job as a lighthouse keeper in Saint-Nazaire, then as a harbour worker. He married, but had no children, and died in 1894 at the age of fifty.

    Narcisse Pelletier's life is as much a story of romance as it is of tragedy, and it is representative of the...
    Taken in by the Wanthaalas aboriginal community, he lived for seventeen years completely integrated into this group, until the crew of an English ship ‘rescued’ him by force in 1875 to take him back to France. Back with his family, he got a job as a lighthouse keeper in Saint-Nazaire, then as a harbour worker. He married, but had no children, and died in 1894 at the age of fifty.

    Narcisse Pelletier's life is as much a story of romance as it is of tragedy, and it is representative of the way in which Westerners viewed Aboriginal communities in the 19th century, when they were described as ‘savages’.
    Initiated by historian Thomas Duranteau, and richly illustrated with his drawings and watercolours, this exhibition raises the essential question of respect between cultures, which has been discussed at length at the Musée Hèbre.

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Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • From April 25, 2024 to December 31, 2024
  • Reduced price
    5.50 €
  • Adult
    6.50 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • On July 12, 2024 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • On July 26, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On August 7, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On August 23, 2024 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • On September 3, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • On September 26, 2024 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM