Pierre Fabre, pharmacist-botanist, honored at the Lisbon Museum of Pharmacy until October 31, 2014

October 9, 2014

The LisbonMuseum of Pharmacy (Portugal), Europe's largest museum devoted to the history of pharmacy, is holding the exhibition entitled "Pierre Fabre, Pharmacist-Botanist," and subtitled "Plants from health to beauty" until October 31. The Museum has put on this original exhibition in honor of the Group’s founder, who passed away in July 2013. It is organized with the support of Pierre Fabre Laboratories, its Portuguese subsidiary and the publishing house éditions Privat.

The exhibition shows how Mr. Pierre Fabre, who went from working as a dispensary pharmacist to founding a pharmaceutical laboratory, over 50 years ago, managed to combine a vocation with a passion: botany. Throughout his life, Pierre Fabre nurtured a great interest in plants and their medicinal and cosmetic properties. He always maintained this scientific passion, from young pharmacist to accomplished manufacturer, passing it on and making it into one of the company’s main assets.

Through the photographic works of Arnaud Spani, the exhibition invites visitors to discover the medicinal or cosmetic uses of six plants used by Pierre Fabre: tropical periwinkle, witch hazel, shea, argan, oats and calendula. The exhibition also features a portrait of Mr. Pierre Fabre as a passionate plant lover and includes a presentation about the Laboratories’ know-how in the production of plant-based active ingredients: Botanical Expertise Pierre Fabre.

Practical information:

The Pierre Fabre exhibition is at the Lisbon Museum of Pharmacy until October 31, 2014 and then at the Porto Museum of Pharmacy until November 30, 2014
Texts in Portuguese and English
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: Lisbon Museum of Pharmacy
R. Marechal Saldanha 1