Exhibition J.R.R. Tolkien, a journey in Middle-earth at the BnF (National Library of France) — 2019

  • Dates: From October 21, 2019 to February 16, 2020
  • Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 19h, Sunday from 13h to 19h
  • Price (to be confirmed): 11 € in full price, 9 € in reduced price (under 26, large family), free for under 18, unemployed
  • Size of the exhibition: more than 1000 m²
  • Adress : BNF François Mitterrand, Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris

Composition of the exhibition (press release)


The BnF will organize a series of six conferences that will be held at the small auditorium of the François Mitterrand site of the BnF. These conferences will take place every Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, starting November 14th and will be freely accessible to the extent that places are available:

  • Inaugural Conference by Adam Tolkien with Vincent Ferré — Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • “Tolkien, père et fils” (“Tolkien, father and son”) by Leo Carruthers — Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • “Tolkien et l'invention des langues”” (“Tolkien and the invention of languages”) by Damien Bador — Thursday, November 28, 2019
  • “Translating Tolkien” by Christine Laferrière — Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Illustrating Tolkien meeting with Alan Lee,animated by Marie Bretagnolle — Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • “Tolkien Geographer” by Isabelle Pantin — Thursday, December 19, 2019

In addition, a number of events will be held outside this program:

Symposium Tolkien and the war

These informations are still unreliable. We only give them as an indication.

On 24th and 25th of January 2020, the BnF and the Army museum organize a symposium about Tolkien and the war.

Temporary program for the 25th January

Tolkien the maker, and the war : on Midde-earth

  • 10h15-10h45 — La guerre dans la fantasy (War in fantasy) by Anne Besson, Reader in General Literature, Artois University.
  • 10h45-11h15 — Beorhtnoth / Maldon : le rôle du chef et l'héroïsme du humble (Beorhtnoth / Maldon : the job of a chief and the heroism of the humble) by Leo Carruthers, emeritus professor in English Medieval Studies at Paris-Sorbonne University and Vincent Ferré, Professor in General Literature at Paris-Est Créteil University.
  • 11h05-11h15 — Questions.
  • 11h15-11h20 — Pause.
  • 11h20-11h50 — Le lien avec la littérature médiévale française (The link with the French Medieval literature by Sophie Marnette, Professor of French Medieval Studies at Oxford University.
  • 11h50-12h00 — Questions.
  • Pause déjeuner
  • 14h00-14h30 — L'épopée chez Tolkien (The epic in Tolkien's works) by Marguerite Mouton, Associate Professor at ESPE, Beauvais.
  • 14h30-15h00 — Géographie, cartes et guerre dans Le Seigneur des Anneaux (Geography, maps and war in The Lord of the Rings by Jean-Paul Amat, emeritus professor in geography at Sorbonne University and president of SAMA (Friends of Army museum Society).
  • 15h00-15h15 — Questions.
  • 15h15-15h30 — Pause.
  • 15h30-16h00 — Les guerres secrètes dans Le Seigneur des Anneaux (Secret wars in The Lord of the Rings) by François Lagrange, chief of DRHAPM (Section of historic research, educational actions and mediations of the Army museum).
  • 16h00-16h30 — Les armes dans Le Seigneur des Anneaux (Weapons in The Lord of the Rings) by Olivier Renaudeau, chief curator of Heritage, chief of Antique Department.
  • 16h30-16h40 — Questions.

Reservation required from December 1st, 2019 : histoire[at]musee-armee.fr

Catalog of the exhibition

On the occasion of this exhibition, on October 17 the BnF will publish a catalog edited by Frédéric Manfrin and Vincent Ferré. This catalog (in French) is distinct from the Oxford Tolkien exhibition: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth. It will be entitled Tolkien — Voyage en Terre du Milieu (Tolkien — Journey to Middle-earth).

9782717728064.jpgTolkien — Voyage en Terre du Milieu

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