On the occasion of the bicentenary of the deciphering of the hieroglyphs, the BnF is presenting an exhibition focusing on the figure and discoveries of Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832).
Nearly 350 items – manuscripts, prints, photographs, papyri, sculptures, etc. – from the collections of the BnF and exceptional loans – notably from the Louvre Museum and the Egizio Museum in Turin – introduce the public to the “Champollion method” and bring to life a civilisation that still fascinates today.
The exhibition, which is aimed at everyone and particularly at young people, highlights Champollion’s approach, his relevance and his influence up to the present day.
From 12 April to 24 July 2022
Picture: Thot, dieu de l’écriture, in « Panthéon égyptien, collection des personnages mythologiques de l’ancienne Égypte » de Jean-François Champollion, illustrations de Léon-Jean-Joseph Dubois – 1823 – BnF, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal