"Prison" delivers 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 are invited
to explore the historical, philosophical and sociological aspects of incarceration in the West and learn
about other forms of punishment. This 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.
Tuesday to Sunday
February and March : 10am - 5pm
April to August : 10am - 6pm
From 0 to 15 CHF
Free entrance first Saturday of the month (November to March)