Exhibitions Temporary exhibition

© Grégoire Korganow, 2012

In prison

From 5 February 2019 to 18 August 2019

In prison will deliver a reflection on prison systems and the notions of incarceration and deprivation of liberty. Imprisonment was considered progressive when first introduced in the 17th century but quickly came under fire and is increasingly challenged today. Does it still meet society’s needs?

Exhibition visitors will be invited to explore the historical, philosophical and sociological aspects of incarceration in the West and learn about other forms of punishment. This will prompt them to confront their views of this punitive system.

This exhibition is the result of a joint effort of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden.