Amazonia - The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest

19 APR 2017

22 OCT 2017

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday : 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday : 11 am to 5 pm
Monday : closed

Amazonia. The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest features close to 500 exceptional objects from the collections of the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG) and the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels.

The Museum will be transformed into the Amazon forest in an immersive and multi-sensory experience that will showcase the shamanism and mythology of traditional Amazonian societies, while at the same time focusing on their rights, the defence of their ecosystem, and their ways of life.

On display will be shimmering feathered finery, blowpipes, bows and curare-tipped arrows, everyday objects, basketry, masks, musical instruments, and items required by shamans in their use of hallucinogens. The exhibition will feature objects from some thirty different ethnic groups, from nine countries in the Amazon basin.