Natural History Museum of Toulouse
Exhibition : Easter Island

Toulouse (31)


Realization of 7 manipulations for the exhibition “Easter Island” for the Natural history museum in Toulouse.

The body of Moai

It’s a spectacular device evoking the burying of a statue where is overlaid a touch-sensitive screen behind the skull.

He gives access to a multimedia contents redrawing the discovery of the body of Moai in the course of the scientific researches and will approach the theses of the burying.

Tablet Rongorongo

A support equipped with a “magic filter” optical is made available. By moving this filter on every line of glyphes, the visitor can see appearing underneath, the name or the likely sense of the symbol concerned (French/Spanish bilingual version).

The forms of Moai

This bright device illustrates two big existing formal categories of Moai by the representation in volumes of 2 tactile sculptures.


This device illustrates the last great journeys of the XVII and XIX centuries, of discovery and exploration of the Easter Island. Every images is anamorphosées and the visitor can “reveal” her by lifting a reflecting cylinder which will restore the proportions of the original image.

The Kaleidoscope

Through the prism of a kaleidoscope, this device stages a comparative railing of glyphes Rongorongo and of glyphes of the valley of the Indus. The visitor, by turning the axis of the device, mix the glyphes of the Easter Island to those of the valley of the Indus, so confusing the issue of their origin.


Moai in kit

On this vertical structure compound of various rotary modules each of 4 faces presents a printed graphics corresponding to the various parts of rule her. The objective is to associate the corresponding faces to reconstitute Moai. When a face of the module is placed well this one flash of lightning and a descriptive information flash of lightning also in a compartment nearby.

Head of nails

And if Moai raised another facies as that of every visitor ?

This manipulation is intended at the same time for the adults and for the children. It questions the style of sculptured face The face of every statue is constituted by a frame with nails (pine art) allowing to register the imprint in 3D of the face of the visitors.