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04 Feb 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 04-10.02.2008

Beijing 2008 exhibition
Until 26 October 2008
For the duration of the 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 festival, educational kits, guided tours and workshops.
Educational programme (for children aged 8 - 16)
Educational kit (French, German, English), guided tours followed by a workshop If I had grown up in Beijing. Reservation on 021 621 65 11, price: CHF 50 + entrance ticket.
Corporate activity programme
Guided tours
The week’s events at The Olympic Museum
From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February: Chinese New Year and Spring Festival
In China, the New Year festivities run until the Spring Festival. Specific “fairs” during this period of the year, types of market, are held near the temples. The Olympic Museum is organising a mini Spring Festival by recreating the atmosphere of these markets with the typical Chinese New Year activities. Information on 021 621 65 11.
From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February: Paper cutting: demonstrations of this traditional art. Calligraphy: demonstrations. Signs of the Zodiac: find out about the Year of the Rat and the other animals of Chinese astrology. Lion dance: demonstrations and introductions. Inseparable from the New Year celebrations, the lion dance goes back to ancient times. Its role consists in warding off evil spirits and bringing happiness and prosperity for the coming year. Yangge and yaogu, traditional dances: demonstrations and introductions by representatives of the Chinese community living in Switzerland (Sunday only). Tasting: typical delicacies of the Chinese New Year. Screening: images of the New Year in Beijing in the run-up to the Games. From 2.30 to 5 p.m., free entrance.
From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February: Ravioli workshop: hosted by two chefs from the Beijing Hotel Management School. Learn to prepare these essential New Year treats. Make them, then taste them or take them home. At 3 p.m., price: CHF 15.
Sunday 10 February: Sunday Concert: Sonates by Eugène Ysaÿe
Rachel Kolly d’Alba, violin, plays the six Sonatas for solo violin by Eugène Ysaÿe, a masterpiece of modern violin technique. At 11 a.m., Museum auditorium, price: CHF 22, subscription: CHF 60 for the five concerts.

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