Affiche de l´exposition ´Froid´, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne.

Since ancient times, people have stored ice in ice chests, basements or other storage facilities.

In the 20th century, new were machines were invented, such as the refrigerator.

The exhibition (partly taken from the Cité des Sciences in Paris) shows the many facets of cold, both natural and manufactured.

A second section looks at the strategies that living things, plants, animals and humans, use to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, both cold and heat.