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Date
07 Aug 2007
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IOC News , museum-news-articles

This week at the Museum... 06-12.08.2007


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
 
Sailing the Challenge exhibition
Until 14 October 2007
Ivan Good, official painter of the Belgian Navy, loves boats so much that he paints them everywhere, in any situation you could conceive or imagine. His ships are seen in fields, in gardens, in the streets of towns or on the roofs of houses. Tankers snake through the desert and trawlers harvest fields of corn. In this year of the America’s Cup, which is also the centenary of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the artist has completed a series of maritime scenes dedicated to the event not to be missed by fans of sailing and magnificent boats. More than 30 works of art depict the various “challenges”, historical ones like the Shamrock, more recent ones like Stars & Stripes or America 3, or even the 2007 title defender and challengers: Alinghi, BMW Oracle Racing, Luna Rossa Challenge, Emirates Team New Zealand, China Team and all the others… Ivan Good uses the America’s Cup like Monet once used the field of poppies, as a pretext for beauty, feelings, emotions. He revisits, reveals, refocuses, surprises us and transports us. He shows us the legend that these giants of the seas may well become tomorrow.
 
A new cultural vision of sport exhibition
Restaurant Gallery from 1 August to 28 October 2007
This exhibition is the fruit of a study linking academic research and photo journalism. It is being organised in collaboration with the administrative services of the Olympic Studies Centre, including Chris Kennet; the Generalitat and Diputació Catalan and Provincial governments; and the Barcelona City Hall. The photographs are the work of reputed photographer Kim Manresa. The acceleration of the migration movement is changing the aspect of communities worldwide, increasing cultural diversity and multicultural exchanges. The objective of this project is to provide a new cultural vision of sport, and to study and represent varied and little-known sporting practices of groups of immigrants who have become an integral part of Catalan society. The exhibition highlights the social aspects of popular sport, the manner in which it is practised by immigrant communities and the phenomenon of social cementing that it brings about.
 
Olympic Landscape Sculptures
Museum’s Park, entrance, hall and terraces until 20 August
One hundred and ten small sculptures with a sporting and Olympic connotation are currently decorating the Olympic Museum’s Park, entrance, hall and terraces. These are part of a vast programme entitled the “Collected 2008 Olympic Games-themed Landscape Sculptures Contest”, which is being organised at the initiative of organisations such as the Beijing Games Organising Committee (BOCOG). The first stage of the project was to collect “landscape sculptures” from around the globe. With the participation of 90 countries, 290 projects from the five continents were selected from a total of 2,433. The short-listed works were identified, then reproduced with the appropriate materials (bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, etc.) in order to be able to open several exhibitions simultaneously in China and abroad. The aim of this is to promote the activities linked to the Olympic Games and strengthen cultural links, thus showing the world a new cultural image of China.




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