5 ) Autumn 2013: Home straight
The teams in charge of the new exhibition scenography, restaurant fit-out and the Park get to work…
Final adjustments before the reopening of the Museum on 21 December.
4) Spring 2013: A new roof for The Museum
The architecture of the new Museum is taking shape. From the architectural prowess of the roof, reaching out proudly towards the Lake, to the new interior fittings, everything is ready for the arrival of the new installations.
3) Summer-Autumn 2012: Major work on The Museum
Demolition and major changes to the roof; outside visitor routes altered: quite a programme. The team of architects, museographers and designers prepare the new facilities for the Museum and the Park. A new wave of energy sweeps over The Museum.
2) Spring 2012: Museum building work gets under way
The Olympic Museum is emptied; the collections are carefully stored away.
The “Best of” exhibition opens on the Helvétie boat. The Olympic Studies Centre moves to its new premises in the magnificent Villa du Centenaire.
1) Winter 2012: The Museum is closed…but the flame remains alight
29 January 2012: The Olympic Museum welcomes its last visitors before 20 months of work get under way. An emotional moment for everyone working at The Museum and now getting ready to begin this ambitious project. The Museum closes, awaiting its rebirth at the end of 2013.
More than a museum ...
The renovation of The Olympic Museum reflects the ambition to make this place a veritable “Olympic Campus”. An invitation to dive into the history, heritage, dreams, challenges and values which have contributed to making the Olympic Movement what it is today.
- A themed Olympic pathway …
- An ancient pathway …
- An amphitheatre …
- A records garden …
- An athletics track …
- A flame esplanade …
- 3,000m2 and three levels of permanent exhibitions
- 650m2 of temporary galleries, including an art gallery, with a view over Lake Geneva and the Alps
- Two Learning zones for young groups
- Hospitality areas, with a 170-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, a restaurant and a 170-seat banquet room.
This is the implementation of a whole universe of knowledge and emotions, made possible through the latest interactive and multimedia technology.
The Olympic Studies Centre:
The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC), welcomes its guests in the superb Villa du Centenaire, situated near the main Museum building. As central point of the Olympic Campus, it welcomes students, researchers, journalists and members of the Olympic family, providing infinite resources (including textual and audio-visual archives, books and databases) to feed their works and studies on the major themes of Olympism - young people and sport, sports sciences, the history of the Games and the Olympic Movement, to name but a few.
To learn more click here
To be continued…