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22 Oct 2007
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This week at the Museum... 22-28.10.2007

Santiago Calatrava exhibition
From 25 October 2007 to 6 January 2008
Santiago Calatrava, architect, ETH engineer, sculptor, painter and ceramicist, was born in Valencia. His work includes Zurich Stadelhofen station in 1983, the Bach de Roda bridge in Barcelona in 1984, the Alamillo viaduct for the Seville Universal Exhibition in 1992, the Campo Valantin footbridge in Bilbao in 1997, the Alameda bridge and metro station in Valencia in 1995, the Lyon Satolas airport TGV station and the Olympic sports complex in Athens, in 2004. His sculptures have been shown at the MOMA in New York in 1993 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005, with other exhibitions in Dallas, Vienna and Florence in the meantime.
Sailing the World exhibition
Until 6 January 2008
Originating approximately six thousand years ago, sailing has evolved with ever-changing techniques and materials to continually adapt to the whims of the winds. Sailing played an important part in the exploration of the world and the meetings between its peoples and civilizations. Each era and each culture sailed, transported, fished, traded, pirated and raced using sailboats. The Olympic Museum revisits this timelessness through a historical journey highlighting the impact of sailing on human activities. The second part of the exhibit is dedicated to sailing as a leisure activity and competitive sport by exploring the technological change that boating has seen since the 17th century. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and the 32nd America’s Cup. It was put together with support from the “La Caixa” Foundation.
Every day, The Olympic Park, a natural wind strength observatory. Linked to the exhibition, a journey through the park invites visitors to observe trees, leaves, flags and the lake to calculate the current wind strength.
Educational programme for young visitors and teachers
Schools-Museum teaching kit available in French, English and German on
Guided tours
Subject to reservation, CHF 50 per class
A new cultural vision of sport exhibition
Restaurant Gallery until 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 Kennett; 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.
The week’s events at the Olympic Museum
Sunday 28 October: Sunday Concert: Gémeaux Quartet
The young quartet from Basel interpret pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Webern. At 11 a.m., in the auditorium, price: 22; season tickets for five concerts: 60.-.
Sunday 28 October: Young visitors and family activity: Winds in Switzerland: spotlight on the foehn and thermals
A workshop explaining how winds are formed, especially in the Lake Geneva region. Produced by L’Éprouvette, the public laboratory of Lausanne University. From 3 to 4 p.m., subject to registration on 021 621 65 11. At 2 p.m.: Freshwater sailors’ stories and techniques by the Ouchy Pirates. Film show from 4 to 5 p.m.

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