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28 Sep 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

The Night of the Museums: a success!

On Saturday 24 September, the Olympic Museum took part in the 5th edition of the Night of the Museums on the theme “Exoticism & fitness” - 22 Lausanne museums bubbling with excitement from 2 p.m. till 2 a.m. The 550 wristbands made available by the organisers quickly ran out and it was necessary to make other passes to cope with the demand. All the museums recorded a rise of 28 per cent compared to last year, a figure that has gone up every year since 2000.

In the framework of the Finding the Roots of Sport exhibition
There were many activities organised by the Olympic Museum, selected in the framework of the temporary exhibition Finding the Roots of Sport: Olympic sports, traditional sports and games from the five continents, contemporary dance, techniques to control the body and mind, and the body in movement in various parts of the world.

Activities for all tastes
Visitors could try tai chi chuan, a series of attacking or defensive moves carried out with great daintiness; Tibetan gymnastics to revitalise their energy; yoga with relaxation exercises; or quite simply some dance. Guided tours of the Finding the Roots of Sport exhibition were a great success among both children and adults. For fans of board games, Games Around the World offered 15 games and the expert advice of a monitor.

Exoticism and fitness at the restaurant too
The Museum restaurant was not to be outdone. More than 300 tasty, but balanced meals were served over the course of the evening. This represents a good average since practically all the museums gave their visitors the possibility to eat something. After this new success, the Night of the Museums is really becoming a “must”. Which just shows that culture and the museums of Lausanne have many more wonderful days ahead of them!
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