Photo exhibition: “Breaking the mould”

At CERN, alongside around 450 000 perfectly preserved photographic snapshots, a few hundred slides illustrating the remarkable construction of the electron positron collider (LEP) had been forgotten. Poorly preserved, they had been deteriorating for the past thirty years before being found as part of CERN’s Digital Memory project.

After being cleaned and scanned, these “disintegrated slides” turned out to be incredible artistic images. They are now the VolMeur collection, which will be exhibited for the first time outside CERN in the old town of Geneva.

Thirty-five previously unseen works will therefore be revealed at the Galerie Images de Marque from 8 November to 7 December 2018.

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in various creative experiences, mixing science and art, as well as several conferences. More information and the full programme can be found on

Where ? Galerie Images de Marques - Grand-Rue 12, 1204 Genève
When ? Du 8 novembre au 7 décembre 2018

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