Million Years of Life and Culture in Ethiopia at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa
Together with the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and thanks to the financial support of the Embassy of France in Ethiopia, the CFEE conceived the exhibitionMillion Years of Life and Culture in Ethiopia at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. It has been inaugurated on the 3rd of December 2014 with the presence of Maurice Taieb, the geologist who was in charge of the mission that discovered Lucy’s fossil in 1974, afossil that you can see in this exhibition. The exhibition benefited from the expertise of several researchers who are collaborators of the CFEE.
Jean-Renaud Boisserie, the palaeontologist in charge of the “Palaeoanthropological mission in the Omo”, a research program of the CFEE, is the main scientific counsellor of this exhibition. Joséphine Lesur, zooarchaeologist and associate researcher of the CFEE, andthe prehistorian Clément Ménard, who are both associated to the research program “Later Prehistory in the Horn of Africa”, have also participated to the elaboration of its scientific contents.
See the event’s announcement on the blog du CFEE
Dire Dawa City Guide
An exhibition gathering the watercolours realised byNicolas Deleau in the Dire Dawa City Guide (2013) has been presented at the Ethio-French Alliances of Dire Dawa and then Addis Ababa in 2015. Each time, a round table regarding issues related to the conservation and promotion or urban heritage in Ethiopia took place at the moment of the inauguration of the exhibit.