“The Family of Man” is a collection of 503 photographs by 273 photographers from 68 countries, assembled by the Luxembourg-born American photographer Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). First presented in 1955, the exhibition is a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of men through the lens of post-war humanist photography. After a journey around the world in more than 160 museums, the last complete version of the exhibition was installed in 1994 at Clervaux Castle on a permanent basis.  Since its creation, “The Family of Man” has attracted more than 10 million visitors and thus entered the history of photography as a legendary exhibition. Since 2003 it has been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The CNA has developed a special booklet to help children discover the exhibition in a fun and varied way.    

Information for parents:   

  • Where is the exhibition located? The exhibition “The Family of Man” is located in the Castle of Clervaux, L-9701 Clervaux. It is under the responsibility of the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel(CNA). Contact: Tel: +352 92 96 57. E-mail:fom@cna.etat.lu. Web: www.steichencollections-cna.lu    
  • Opening hours: The exhibition is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 18.00. It remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except on public holidays. Annual closure from 25 December to 28 February. Prices : Full price: 6 euros, reduced price: 4 euros. Free for persons under 21 and free for Kulturpass holders. The bag with the special children’s notebook and coloured pencils costs 4 euros.   
  • What else can you do in Clervaux? The Castle of Clervaux also offers a Museum of Models of Castles and fortified castles in Luxembourg. Beautiful walks can be undertaken in and around the town, whose campsite offers an 18-hole mini-golf course, accessible all year round.    
  •  More info at: www.visit-clervaux.lu