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PAST EXHIBITIONS

Lac sensible
Photographies de sarah carp

Du 19.03 au 01.10.2017.
Communiqué de presse [en format PDF]
Carton de présentation [en format PDF]

250 objets pour un 250e

Du 15.06.2014 au 14.06.2015

F.-B. De Felice (1723-1789), Un médiateur culturel dans l'Europe des Lumières

Du du 07.10.2012 au 24.03.2013.
L'exposition fait valoir le parcours exceptionnel de F.-B. De Felice, un Italien de génie qui mit à profit ses multiples talents et ses nombreuses compétences - à la fois, physicien, publiciste, éducateur et imprimeur - en réalisant notamment l'Encyclopédie d'Yverdon, une refonte complète de celle de Paris en 58 volumes. Le monumental ouvrage put être effectué grâce à un ensemble de relations - informateurs, correspondants, auteurs, libraires - qui, à partir d'Yverdon, avaient tissé un réseau à travers toute l'Europe.
La présentation est une réalisation de la Fondation De Felice et du Musée d'Yverdon et région pour marquer le 250e anniversaire de l'installation de F.-B. De Felice à Yverdon-les-Bains. Elle sera ensuite accueillie dans différentes villes d'Europe.
Activités en lien avec l'expo. De Felice (in French) [PDF]
Dossier de presse expo. De Felice (in French) [PDF].

Pierres de mémoire, pierres de pouvoir Menhirs, stèles et dolmens ; De l’ethnologie à l’archéologie

Du 14.07.2011 au 18.12.2011, prolongée jusqu'au 1er 04.2012.
De l’île de Pâques à l’Ethiopie, des communautés singulières ont érigé des constructions monumentales, des statues et des tombeaux en mémoire de leurs élites. Les menhirs, les dolmens et les stèles préhistoriques de nos régions procèdent d’une même volonté. L’exposition décrit ces sociétés actuelles ou disparues. Elle montre également un ensemble de relevés grandeur nature des plus belles stèles de l’Europe préhistorique réalisées par E. Oeschger et E. Hugentobler. Une dernière section est consacrée aux mégalithes de la rive nord du lac de Neuchâtel, dont certains n’ont été découverts que très récemment, à l’occasion de grands travaux de génie civil.
Présentation de l'exposition (in French) [PDF]
Comm. Presse MY Pierres de mémoire (in French) [PDF].

Vaud patrimoines? Vos patrimoines!

from 12.09 to 23.11.2008, extended to 15.02.2009.
An exhibition mounted to mark the 10th anniversary of RéseauPatrimoineS, the Association for the natural and cultural heritage of the canton of Vaud.
Ten years after organising the forum on heritage held at Chillon castle, the association has put together an exhibition about heritage in all its many and contrasting forms. With the help of panels, the exhibition explains and illustrates the different areas of natural and cultural heritage, placing each in its cantonal, national and international context. Various maps show the current state of this heritage all over the Canton of Vaud. Visitors to the exhibition can also consult extracts of films and audio documents.
Description of the exhibition (in French) [PDF]

L’Europe et la Gaule romaine, Voies commerciales et moyens de transport
(Europe and Gaul in Roman times, trade routes and means of transport)

from 15.05 to 23.09.2007.
Using a large number of maps, scale models of vehicles, wagons and bridges, copies of bas-reliefs and archaeological objects, the exhibition focusses on Roman policy towards roads and transport, a vital aspect of its economic and social development. Originally produced by the Centre historique d’architecture et d’urbanisme  de Paris, the exhibition has been  supplemented in Yverdon-les-Bains with some fifty objects lent by Swiss museums or institutions that throw a particular light on Roman Helvetia.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]

Le Japon de mon père, Photographies d’un Yverdonnois, 1924-1928

from 21.08.2005 to 12.02.2006.
The exhibition features a selection of pictures brought back by René Vodoz of Yverdon from his four-year residence in Japan as sales engineer for the Swiss Brown Boveri company. Captivated by a country which was totally new to him, and fascinated by a culture as yet scarcely influenced by westernisation, René Vodoz captured the years he spent in the Land of the Rising Sun in about 1600 photos showing the life of the native population and that of the European colony. They provide a rare reflection of a world which, apart from a few scattered remnants, has long vanished.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]

Paillard-Bolex, Les aventures d’une caméra vaudoise

from 10.01 to 30.05.2004.
Who has not owned, used or inherited a Bolex? Since the early post-war years, the famous ciné-camera has recorded countless first outings by car, first family holidays or first trips abroad. But what many people do not know is that this first-rate tool was also used by hundreds of amateur and professional film makers throughout the world. The Bolex-Oulevay Foundation, the Museum of Yverdon and its region and the Museum of Art and Science of Sainte-Croix have joined together to mount an exhibition that acquaints the broader public with the career of this unusual camera.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]

Vie de palais et travail d’esclaves, La villa romaine d’Orbe-Boscéaz

from 16.08 to 16.12.2002.
Known since the 19th century  thanks to the discovery of its superb mosaics, and revealed by aerial photographs in the 1970s, the villa at Orbe-Boscéaz has been explored in about twenty  digs conducted by the University of Lausanne. The exhibition has been put together by the Institute of Archaeology and Classical Studies (IASA) and the cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History in Lausanne now that the excavations have been completed. It presents a global overview of everything that is known concerning the villa at Orbe-Boscéaz and the people who lived there.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]

Les fortifications d’Yverdon, 1667-1717, Projets et réalisations

from 28.05 to 26.09.1999.
The brainchild of monument historian Daniel de Raemy, the exhibition features the plans and projects for the fortifications of Yverdon ordered by the War Council of the state of Bern. Located as it was on transport routes of international importance and at a period when it was hoped to be able to link the Rhone and the Rhine, Yverdon was also a key staging post on the route bringing salt from the Franche-Comté. In order to strengthen the town, Bern asked various engineers to design new fortifications for it. This produced a number of projects, most of which were not carried out, which included fortifications using bastions which were influenced by French constructions and others using flooding, which were more influenced by Dutch examples.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]

Des rues et des hommes
(Of streets and men)

From the 16.04.1994
This exhibition in the Museum of Yverdon introduces 26 personalities who have given their name to a street in the town of Yverdon. From the Gallo-Roman potter Lucius Aemilius Faustus to the water colour painter René Berthoud via the famous educationist Johann Heinrich . Pestalozzi, visitors can explore various aspects of the history of Yverdon through portraits, biographical notes and objects connected to these 26 individuals.
Press dossier (in French) [PDF]