Inauguration - Renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall to be Immortalized at Musée Grévin

By Mulder, 24 november 2023

Musée Grévin, the iconic wax museum in Paris, is delighted to announce the addition of a new wax figure to its distinguished collection. The forthcoming wax figure will immortalize the celebrated British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist, Dr. Jane Goodall. The unveiling ceremony is scheduled for December 1st, honoring Goodall's extraordinary contributions to the fields of primatology, environmental activism, and peace.

Dr. Jane Goodall, a UN Messenger of Peace, gained international acclaim for her groundbreaking studies with wild chimpanzees in Tanzania. Her remarkable journey began at the age of 23 when she chose to live among wild chimpanzees in Kenya, embarking on a human and scientific adventure to deepen her understanding of their behavior.

In 1965, Goodall's pioneering work resulted in a groundbreaking doctoral thesis, marking the first scientific observation and documentation of chimpanzees using tools for feeding. This discovery revolutionized our understanding of the relationship between humans and animals.

Beyond her scientific achievements, Jane Goodall has been a tireless advocate for environmental awareness and sustainability. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute, dedicated to biodiversity protection and sustainable development. Musée Grévin acknowledges and celebrates Goodall's exceptional journey, presenting her wax figure as a tribute to her immense humanism and to support the noble causes she champions.

The wax figure of Jane Goodall will be displayed in an explorer's attire, accompanied by a baby chimpanzee, set against a specially designed backdrop. The unveiling is scheduled for December 2nd, where visitors can witness the figure alongside other iconic personalities like Leonardo DiCaprio in the museum's opulent Hall of Columns. A portion of the ticket proceeds from Musée Grévin in December will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute, supporting ongoing conservation efforts. 

Musée Grévin has a longstanding tradition of showcasing individuals who have made exemplary contributions to humanity. Figures like Simone Veil, Mahatma Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, and Thomas Pesquet are among those immortalized at Grévin, leaving a lasting legacy through their research, work, and dedication to changing the world.

Founded in 1882 by journalist Arthur Meyer and caricaturist Alfred Grévin, Musée Grévin is one of Europe's oldest and most renowned wax museums. Located in Paris, it boasts an extensive collection of lifelike wax figures representing prominent personalities from various domains, providing visitors with an immersive and entertaining experience.

(Source : press release)