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Julia Child: A Recipe for Life

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life Claimed

Explores Julia’s personal evolution along with America’s culinary revolution.

Exhibition Overview

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life

Exhibition Type
History, Popular Culture, Science and Technology
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Entertainment Venues
Hiring Fee

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

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
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Core Experience
Hands-on activities
Panels and graphics
Exhibition Partners
This traveling exhibition is being produced by Flying Fish in collaboration with the Napa Valley Museum, under rights granted by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and Schlesinger
Library, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and is generously supported by Oceania Cruises.


Credits / Image Information

Photos of Julia Child – Photography by Paul Child © The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


VR and App Content


Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture.

Key Experiences

  • Interactive The French Chef studio kitchen and dining room
  • La Couronne restaurant immersive experience
  • Larger-than-life Mastering the Art of French Cooking book projection
  • Vignette of 1960s television
  • “Dear Julia” participatory response interactive
  • Convert a recipe from metric to imperial measurements
  • Photo Ops throughout the exhibition

Key Exhibition Themes

Julia’s Persistence and Tenacity

Overcoming challenges and embracing failure. Throughout her life, especially in a male-dominated culinary industry, Julia faced many obstacles. However, through her perseverance, Julia found success and enjoyment in her career.

A Lust for Life

Going boldly where curiosity takes you. When Julia’s spark was lit, whether for adventure or for education, she found joy in the experiences that life led her to.


Being unapologetic and true to yourself. In a period when the expectations of women’s domestic responsibilities were clearly defined, Julia broke the mold of society to follow her dreams.


Relying on and supporting good team members. While Julia was a self-made culinary icon, she never failed to recognize and appreciate her family, friends, and colleagues as integral supporters of her career.


Space required

3,000 – 5,000 sq ft

Target audience

Adults and families


2 x 53’ trailers (estimated)

Exhibition tour

Summer 2023 – 2030

Photos of Julia Child – Photography by Paul Child © The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


Manuscripts Books & Maps
Decorative objects
Film & Sound
Digital art

General Information

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Past and Future Venues
Tour Itinerary
Premiere Venue Announced!

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn, MI, USA
May 19, 2023 – September 10, 2023

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
October 6, 2023 - February 11, 2024

Richmond, Virginia, USA
March 15, 2024 - September 2, 2024

Jackson, Michigan, USA
October 16, 2024 - January 12, 2025

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
January 31 - May 18, 2025

Muskegon, Michigan, USA
June 4 - September 1, 2025

Extra Info

Curatorial excellence
Star object
Immersive experience
Exhibition Add-Ons
Engagement programme support
Education kit
Media kit
Exhibition tour kit
Easy translation
Catalogue / book
Selfie spots

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