This museum, called 'Musée des Sciences Charles Mérieux', is based on a project initiated by the city of Marcy l'Etoile (west of Lyon). The museum's concept is to create a place for both the history and understanding of the challenges and techniques related to transmissible diseases and the diagnostic methods and vaccines to fight against them. The Fondation Mérieux will also contribute through its archives (mainly documents and photos) related to Charles Mérieux's lifetime achievements.
Launch of the museum ’Musée de Sciences Docteur Charles Mérieux’
29 March 2005, Marcy l’Etoile (France)