Cliquez pour agrandirIn 1988, the International Federation of Film Archives celebrated its 50th anniversary in Paris, at the Musée d’Orsay. The symposium, directed by Robert Daudelin, then curator of the Cinémathèque Québécoise, focused on French Silent Cinema in the World. Echoing this subject, the Musée d’Orsay presented, within the framework of its film festival Journeys to the Land of the Silents, an eclectic presentation of silent films which included both classic films and previously unseen works. Three exhibitions on the birth of cinema completed the programme. At the Musée d’Orsay the public could discover the extravagant, premonitory cameras and projectors of the pioneers in Cinématographe, the Invention of the Century. The second exhibition presented silent film posters from around the world from the years 1896 to 1929. Finally, In Search of Lost Films aimed to make the public more aware of the methods used to safeguard and preserve the film heritage.