Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The “Lascaux” exhibition at the Musee du Cinquantenaire, initially due to run until March 15th has been extended until April 12th due to its resounding success. Some 62,000 people have visited since it opened last November. The travelling exhibition aims to introduce people to the beauty of the prehistoric cave which was discovered in the Dordogne in 1940.. 5 reconstructions, including the monumental “Black Cow” and the puzzling scene of the falling man, are at the centre of the exhibition.
Visitors can follow a 3-D path through the cave, and multimedia tools allow them to ponder the meaning of very lifelike images, mouldings and sculptures of Cro-Magnon man.
The “Lascaux” exhibition in Brussels is the only one to offer in its final section a presentation of the population and fauna of our part of the world in the same era, as in the last room of the exhibition, the Musee du Cinquantenaire and its partner, the Natural Science Museum, have plundered their own collections to gather skeletons and reconstitutions of prehistoric animals, utensils, decorative artifacts, and instruments.