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02 Apr 2007
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 02-08.04.2007

The New Treasures of the Olympic Museum exhibition
Until 10 June 2007
Throughout the past year, the Olympic Museum has continuously enriched its collections through donations, purchases, deposits and bequests. 2006 was an important date as the collecting was punctuated by two major events: the Olympic Winter Games, which were held in Turin, and the 12th Olympic Collectors’ World Fair in Lausanne, during which the Museum used the exchange method. In all, in 2006 the various teams of the IMD and the Museum collected: 1406 items and shares, 7235 images, 2700 hours of film, 1372 books, 3000 archived files!
The Mind makes a Champion exhibition
Until 2 September 2007
From childhood dream to winning performance, the athlete's journey is strewn with pitfalls and obstacles which, to be surpassed, require a special ability to keep the finishing line in sight and maintain one’s mental equilibrium. The Olympic Museum offers you the chance to follow in their footsteps and see into the "minds of champions". This special exhibition takes you on a journey through the secrets, formulae and values that come together to give these exceptional people the mental agility they need to achieve their goals: The Mind makes a Champion. The numerous testimonies will help visitors to identify with this human adventure in sport at the very highest level and to discover themselves as they set out to achieve that distinctive mindset which promotes creativity and success.

Educational programme (for children aged 12 - 16)
Educational kit, visits and workshops on the following subjects: motivation, stress management, memorisation, self-fulfilment

Corporate activity programme
Visits and workshops

Festival of the Mind: events 15 - 22 April 2007
Demonstrations, shows, workshops, encounters and debates on preparing the mind, with athletes and people from the world of show business.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
After the success of the first edition last year, PâKOMUZé is back! The principle is simple. Over the two weeks of Easter, Lausanne’s museums are enhancing their activity programmes for young visitors.

Every day until 15 April: Discover the Olympic Games. Journey into the heart of sporting adventure with the help of the Young Visitor’s Guide. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Age: 6 - 14. Entry ticket price. No reservations. Information on 021 621 65 11. 

Monday 2 & Thursday 5 April: My Mind makes a Champion. As a supplement to a visit of The Mind makes a Champion exhibition, a workshop that helps to understand the minds of major sport stars. From 2 to 4 p.m. Age: 12 - 16. Price: CHF 15. Information on 021 621 65 11.

Sunday 8 April: Sporty Easter Rabbit. In line with the tradition of the Museum, a giant chocolate rabbit is sacrificed on the altar of greed! Other activities follow in the afternoon. From 2 p.m.   

Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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