A scientific and human expedition !
The exhibited objects were collected during scientific missions that took place between 1984 and 2002: carrying nets, axes, daggers, bows and arrows, cassowary feather headdresses, pottery and symbolic objects. The couple began working with Papuan societies in order to broaden their ideas and thinking about the prehistoric artefacts found in Europe, as a way of opening up new possibilities concerning the use and meaning of these artefacts.
The two archeologists lived and mixed with the local populations, observing their everyday lives over the course of 26 missions. They learnt more about their skills and also developed close friendships.
The data they gathered has increased our understanding of ancient societies, demonstrating that an object cannot be reduced merely to its practical use.
"Bijoux, cailloux, Papous" relates their experience, using a scenography that is both educational and immersive, making it accessible to everyone.