Mediterranean Gallery 1
From Monday 5 June 2017 to Saturday 30 November 2019
The exhibition Ruralities explores the foundations of agriculture and livestock farming in the Mediterranean through a selection of artwork and objects (partly from the Mucem’s own collections). From the Neolithic to the present day and from the invention of agriculture to the birth of the gods, the exhibition takes visitors on a 10,000 year odyssey to discover the people, cultures and techniques that helped to shape the world as we know it today.
Its presentation places special emphasis on the “Mediterranean triad” (grains, grapevines and olive trees), animal husbandry and how freshwater was harnessed: all issues that, in an age of soaring urban demography, climate upheaval and reduced water resources, resonate with our contemporary challenges.
Curator : Édouard de Laubrie, Head of the Agriculture & Food Section, Mucem.
- Édouard de Laubrie
Collection and research coordinator and Head of the Mucem’s Agriculture & Food Section. He joined the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in 1994, where he led multiple research projects into the material culture of France, as well as a number of acquisition campaigns linked to the rural world.
Partners and sponsors
With the support of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wineries and the participation of the Fonds Epicurien.