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The Legacy of Marie Curie at the Curie Museum

From 08 March 2014 to 31 October 2014

Women in science, past and present

For International Women's Day on March 8, 2014, the Curie Museum in Paris has created a exhibition dedicated to all those who have followed in the footsteps of the legendary female scientist Marie Curie. In the exhibition, entitled 'The Successors of Marie Curie' ('Les Héritières de Marie Curie'), the museum reveals the portraits of 33 women who have conducted cancer research since 1914.


Their photos and stories are being displays in the garden of the Curie Museum, which is located at 1 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie. Access to the museum and this exhibition are free; however voluntary donations made to the Curie Institute are welcome.


The exhibit presents 15 'women of yesterday' and 18 modern-day researchers who work at the Curie Institute today. In this way, visitors can see both the past and present of female scientists performing important research.


This also gives visitors the chance to see the permanent exhibitions at the Curie Museum. That includes an overview of the Curie family, a chronological review of their accomplishments, an exploration of the Curie legend in popular culture as well as the world of radium. In this way, the Curie Museum offers both historical and scientific insights that make it unique from any other museum in Paris.