From 2005 to 2006
2005 - an encouraging year for the Museum
With 2005 chosen by the UN as the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, the Olympic Museum played its part to the full by staging a major exhibition entitled Finding the Roots of Sport. Origins - rites - identities. In addition, its Summer Journey from the beginning of July to mid-August provided a platform for the stars and enthusiasts of some of the traditional sports presented in the exhibition (capoeira, Senegalese wrestling, sumo, etc.).
The Olympic Museum, a place of movement, innovation and life!
The Agora, a new series of talks, proved a great success, featuring IOC President Jacques Rogge, the charismatic choreographer Maurice Béjart and famous names from the world of football. Numerous athletes and personalities came to the Olympic Museum to visit or make donations. Schoolchildren, including many classes from the Piedmont region of Italy, also came in large numbers to discover its treasures.
2006 is a year of partnerships. The one with the UBS, which has supported the Olympic Museum for many years, has been strengthened, with a new contract and a new concept in place through to 2008. The Swiss bank thus becomes the Olympic Museum’s official partner for its entire museographic and educational programme in Lausanne. Another contract exists between Mizuno and the Museum, with the Japanese company again providing the clothing for the welcome desk, shop and restaurant staff through to 2008.
A great start to 2006
The Olympic Winter Games are naturally giving the Olympic Museum a flying start for 2006. On 17 January, the next Agora talk will be on the Games in Turin, while from 10 to 26 February, the Museum will be living in step with the Piedmont capital, offering guided tours, special events (ski jumping and curling for beginners), broadcasts of competitions, a festival of films on the Games in the auditorium and an Italian fortnight in the restaurant.
Two major temporary exhibitionsThe first, which will kick off in April, is on fair play, a highly topical issue in the upheaval of today’s sports world. The second is scheduled for the autumn, and will be looking inside the mind of an athlete. There will also be exhibitions on Olympic posters, triathlon and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). A large number of events linked to these exhibitions and the year’s main sporting events are also being prepared. All in all, an exciting year in prospect!