Temporary exhibitions

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"DONNANT, DONNANT. Voeux et dons aux dieux en Gaule romaine" First at Nyon, then at Dijon (France), a number of stunning archaeological artefacts await the public: they unveil the quest for security, health and prosperity that the roman worshippers, confronted to the uncertainties of life, entrust to their divinities. Temporary exhibition at the Roman Museum of Nyon, from 3 October 2015 to 28 March 2016 The exhibition will then be travelling to the archeaological Museum of Dijon, France, in April 2016

Dates : 03.10.2015 - 28.03.2016


2 Museums, 2 cities for a Swiss-French project co-producted with the archaeological Museum of Dijon, in France.

A child's wish, a health issue, a need of money, on the lookout for success: the Roman Museum of Nyon exhibits stunning archaeological artefacts, which unveil the quest for security, health and prosperity that the roman worshippers, confronted to the uncertainties of life, entrust to their divinities. Thanks to the collaboration of about thirty Swiss and French institutions, rituals and offerings are presented in a new temporary exhibition:

DONNANT DONNANT

Vœux et donS aux dieux en GauLe roMaine

from 3 October 2015 to 28 March 2016, then at Dijon from April 2016

The press release is available below

* Votum Soluit Libens Merito He willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow

In ancient religions, the offering of objects or foods to the gods are, along with animal sacrifice, the main ingredients to ritual practices. Proof of a real "contract" between the worshipper and the divinity (the vow), the every day life objects, "ex-voto" especially created to that effect, piece of art, currency or inscriptions, describe the concerns and certainties of the men and woman of Antiquity.

Events around the exhibition

Come and discover the temporary exhibition " Giving and taking. Vows and gifts to the Gods in roman Gaul" through the curator's eyes, and in a fun way for children, with our following activities:

Free guided tours (in French)

Guided tour by Véronique Rey-Vodoz, Curator of the Museum and on the exhibition comitee, followed by an aperitif with the Museum's staff.

Thursday 26 November 2015 and Thurday 17 March 2016 at 6.30 pm

"Bless you" (in French)

Activity for children. Create your own wish, and take it back to your house as a souvenir!

Wednesday 2 December 2015 and Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 2 to 4 pm

Free activity at the Museum, inscription required, 2h, children from 7-12 years old.


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