Musée des confluences

Lumière ! Le cinéma inventé [The invention of the cinema]

2017|06|13 – 2018|02|25

To celebrate the creativity of the Lumière brothers, the Institut Lumière and the musée des Confluences embark you on the adventurous industry of the Lumière family of Lyon, from the invention of the cinematograph to its heritage in modern cinema.

In the 19th century, science and technology experienced a new expansion. Innovations and discoveries which appeared in the field of optics, movement, mechanics and chemistry enabled the Lumière brothers to design a technical and cultural revolution: cinematography.
Born in Lyon and part of the heritage of the city, the invention of the cinema is at the confluence of art and science and also of industry. It has given birth to a new form of leisure which persists to this day.

Affiche tirée du film L'arroseur arrosé, collection Institut Lumière