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Antoine de Saint Exupery, a Little Prince among men

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Antoine de Saint Exupery, a Little Prince among men

Exhibition Type
Art, History, Popular Culture
Area Size
more than 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Entertainment Venues
Availability
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Panels and graphics
Original collection
Reproductions
Exhibition Partners
The exhibtion was created by the agency Tempora, European leader in the creation of exhibition. This exhibition was co-realized by Tempora, the French National Museum of Air and Space, and the Saint Exupéry Foundation. The Exhibition displays amazing objects, lended by the French National Museum of Air and Space, the Consuelo de Saint Exupéry Foundation, and the Saint Exupéry Foundation.

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(C) Tempora

Description

In the exhibition

« Antoine de Saint Exupéry, un Petit Prince parmi les Hommes »

two worlds are meeting and finally merging.

Every book has a story and that of the Little Prince begins with the birth of Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The French writer, poet, aviator and reporter was born on 29 June 1900 in Lyon and disappeared on duty on board his Lightning P- 38 of Reconnaissance Group II/33, under American command (M.A.A.F. Mediterranean Allied Air Force), on 31 July 1944, off the coast of Marseille. Declared “Death for France”, an inscription in the Pantheon honours the memory of the great writer and fighter.

But Antoine de Saint Exupéry is more than that. Antoine de Saint Exupéry is a simple, direct and straightforward man like his style and the men he admires, the Guillaumet, the Mermoz, the pioneers of l’Aéropostale or, in 1940, the comrades of Group II/33. Through his life and his works, he transmitted universal values which today find a very special resonance in a world context subject to crises and tensions.

  • A pioneering and visionary spirit : particularly around the themes of exploration and environmental protection: “The future, you don’t have to foresee it but to allow it,” he wrote in Citadelle.
  • Humanism: throughout his life, Saint Exupéry never ceased to denounce and fight the defects that give rise to so many of these problems: indifference, withdrawal into oneself, intolerance. He opposes them with the profound meaning of a humanist ideal. “Why hate ourselves? We stand together, swept away by the same planet, crew of the same ship. “, he writes in Terre des hommes
  • Commitment: for Saint Exupéry, there is of course an intellectual and military commitment, but above all there is a moral commitment. “If respect for man is founded in the hearts of men, men will eventually found in return the social, political or economic system that will enshrine this respect. A civilization is founded first of all in substance. ” he writes in the Lettre à un otage.

At the time of the 120th anniversary of his birth, this is an opportunity to learn or to relearn, to get to know him… Notably through this new exhibition of 1700m2.

Join the Little Prince in Lyon and discover the exciting life of his creator

In the exhibition Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Un Petit Prince parmi les Hommes (a Little Prince among men), two worlds are meeting and finally merging. Although, they have a common thread from the outset of the visitors’ route: Antoine’s mother, Marie de Saint Exupéry, who will guide them throughout their journey.

The wonderful world of the Little Prince

In the first section, the art installation of Arnaud Nazare-Aga materialises perfectly the wonderful world of the Little Prince. Under sculptures floating in the dark outer space, the visitor is revisiting the story of this little man coming from a distant planet to tell us about humans.

The fascinating life of Saint Exupéry

If The Little Prince is known throughout the world, the life of its author is probably less so. However, he has always nourished his work with his own life. And what a life! A passionate aviator, aviation pioneer, writer and combatant during the Second World War, Antoine de Saint Exupéry is a multi-faceted novel character. This is the first time that so many personal objects, photos, manuscripts and drawings have been brought together to tell the story of his life.

The fusion of two worlds

The two worlds merge in a final grand immersive space where the author and his famous character are playing hide-and-seek. This panting crossover lead to a happy end in apotheosis.

The Little Prince’s workshop

Lastly, an interactive workshop calls on the visitor to express himself, to react and to make choices. He will be confronted to situations related to the life and work of the writer, and will have to choose among thoughts, attitudes and reactions, the one he is more familiar to.

Collections

Photographs
Textiles & Costumes
Paintings Drawings & Prints
Manuscripts Books & Maps
Sculptures
Decorative objects
Specimens
Film & Sound
Technical objects
Digital art

General Information

Created In
2020
Available Package Options
Turnkey
Collection and interpretation
Sale option
Languages
English
French

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Star object
Treasure collection
Highlights Details
- A 10mn immersive show, animating for the first time Saint Exupéry's drawings, created by Luc Petit - An included Audio-Guide, featuring a dialogue with Saint Exupéry and his mother
Exhibition Add-Ons
Education kit
Media kit
Exhibition tour kit
Easy translation
Catalogue / book
Speakers
Merchandise
Selfie spots

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