The corridor of time

Science at the service of heritage




How do both recent and distant traces of the past take on the status of heritage objects? This CNRS exhibition reveals this whole process of transmission. From the discovery of an object to its exhibition through its authentication and protection, science takes an active role in each of these stages and thus creates a link between past civilisations and future generations.


CNRS Institute(s)


Digital version

Editorial and graphic design and production

Graphic design: Sarah Landel
Project coordination: Emilie Smondack (CNRS), Patrice Brugère (RATP)

Exhibition panels description

23 panels in 80 cm x 120 cm format

Description of digital format

26.5 MB files for printing the 23 panels in 80 x 120 cm format at the printer of your choice

Booking information

The loan is free of charge for a free presentation to your public, after signing a loan agreement.
The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.

Conditions for the loan of panels

Loan in the Paris area only: the transport costs for the sets of panels are to be paid by the borrower.

Loan conditions in digital format

Printing costs for digital versions are to be borne by the borrower.

Our media related to this exhibition

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.