The POMPEII exhibition at the Grand Palais, initially to take place from March 21st to June 8th 2020, then postponed to July 1st to November 2nd, was forced to close its doors to the public Thursday, October 29th, at 8PM, following government regulations.
Despite reduced capacity due to sanitary measures, the exhibit welcomed 203,047 visitors — a daily average of 1,931 visitors.
The exhibition was organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, in partnership with the Pompeii Archaeological Site. Its curation was undertaken by Massmo Osanna, previously the Director of the Pompeii Archaeological Site and currently the General Director of National Museums in Italy.
Over the course of one month, visitors were able to search the site interactively, in virtual reality alongside the exhibition, which took place in the Grand Palais’ Foyer du Salon d’Honneur.
A new industry for GEDEON
With this new exhibition, GEDEON group — internationally renowned for its documentary films on significant historical, scientific and cultural events — has been official inaugurated into a new industry. Through new storytelling techniques and as a natural extension of its core business values, GEDEON wishes to showcase its most iconic audio-visual productions using immersive exhibitions, which hold endless artistic possibilities for museums or dedicated sites. It’s a new way to share the wonders of science, ground-breaking historical moments and the importance of natural ecosystems, and to discover the world’s greatest civilisations.