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01 Feb 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles , Beijing 2008

2008 Programme of Events

2 February-26 October 2008: Temporary exhibition: Beijing 2008
For the duration of an exhibition, The Olympic Museum introduces its visitors to modern China, that is, both the change process underway in society because of the catalyst of the Olympic Games, but also what remains of China’s Eternal Empire. This introduction is presented through many means of expression: exhibitions, activities and demonstrations, concerts, documentary festivals, educational kits, guided tours and workshops

Sunday 9 March : Sunday Concert: Schubert & Rachmaninov
Ukrainian pianist Dmytro Sukhovienko plays Schubert (Wanderer Fantasy) and Rachmaninov (Preludes Opus 23). At 11 a.m., Museum auditorium; price: CHF 22, subscription: CHF 60 for the five concerts

From 16 to 30 March China for children
For the Easter holidays and as part of PâKOMUZé, the joint event aimed at youngsters organised by Lausanne’s museums, The Olympic Museum is offering a whole series of activities to help discover Chinese culture

Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chinese games and riddles
Traditional sports
Physical activities: diabolo, jianzi and other street games
Chinese puzzle
Riddles to solve in the form of a trail at the Museum, with small prizes to be won!

Every day from 2.30 to 5 p.m. Chinese workshops
Animals of the Zodiac and mythical monsters
Listen to tales and build things on the theme of the 12 animals of the Zodiac and the monsters that fill the Chinese imagination

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2.30 p.m. : Calligraphy and introduction to Chinese
Make ink, hold a brush, trace characters, learn some useful words.
Registration only; price: CHF 10

Mondays & Wednesdays at 2.30 p.m. Discover Beijing 2008
Visit the Beijing 2008 exhibition with a guide, and experiment with some Chinese costumes as part of a workshop. Registration only; price: CHF 10

From Friday 21 March to Sunday to 23 March 2.30 p.m. : Show: Shadow Theatre
Chinese tales presented by the Shaanxi Folk Shadow Theatre.
Tickets on sale at the Museum ticket office. Prices: individual CHF 5,
couple CHF 7, family CHF 10

Sunday 23 March Chinese Easter Rabbit
Munch on Grandfather Rabbit, a character well known to the Chinese for his healing powers, transformed for this occasion into a chocolate treat. At 2 p.m., free entrance

Friday 28 March Lighting of the Beijing 2008 Games Olympic flame
In the Chinese calendar, the Lantern Festival closes the New Year festivities. This year, it should therefore be celebrated in February. The Olympic Museum proposes to make reference to it on the occasion of the lighting of the Olympic flame. It is the opportunity to
link a traditional Chinese celebration with an event specific to the Olympic calendar

From 2.30 p.m. Screening
Images of past Olympic Games torch relays. Lighting in Olympia, Greece, of the flame of the Beijing 2008 Games Relay
Guided tours
Focus on the torch relay and the torch collection

From 6.30 p.m. Chinese specialities at The Olympic Museum restaurant

8.30 p.m. Sound and light show with DJs and VJs from Beijing
Tradition and modernity meet in an original sound and light show. Inspired by the Torch Relay and the Lantern Festival, Weng Weng, Mickey Zhang and Tang Yihu will mix music and images projected on to the wall of The Olympic Museum. Synonymous with festivals and inseparable from the great celebrations in China, fireworks will be part of the event hosted by the most famous DJs and VJs of Beijing

Sunday 30 March at 11a.m. Guided tour of the Beijing 2008 exhibition
by Gérald Béroud, sinologist and Director of SinOptic (services and
studies of the Chinese world)

 Learn more about the Beijing 2008 exhibition
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