Città della Scienza & Universcience working together on fire exhibition

Fire. Photo by Joshua Newton on Unsplash

Universcience, Paris, and Città della Scienza, Naples, are currently working together on an exhibition dedicated to “fire”.

Both being victims of “fire”, Città della Scienza and Universcience signed an agreement of collaboration last March. The exhibition will present fire as a central element from which multidisciplinary paths emerge: from archaeology to prehistory, passing through history, sociology, anthropology, reaching the natural sciences realm of ecology. Through the exhibition, fire will be investigated in its ancient, contemporary and future meanings, as a friend of humanity, as a tool of conviviality and warmth, but also as a potential source of danger, and an agent of violence and destruction.

See these two news from the Ecsite archive on the fire at Città della Scienza and the one at Cité des sciences et de l'industrie.


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The city of Paris boasts two prestigious centres promoting science and technology, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la Découverte. From January 1st, 2010, they have joined forces to create a new institution: Universcience placed under the joint responsibility of the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Culture. With almost 3.5 million visitors each year (3 million at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and 550 000 at the Palais de la découverte), Universcience is the fourth most popular cultural establishment in Paris after the Louvre, Versailles and the Georges-Pompidou Centre.