Pierre Fabre, pharmacist-botanist, honored at the Lisbon Museum of Pharmacy until October 31, 2014
October 9, 2014
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.
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
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