This week at the Museum... 24-30.03.2008
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 kit, 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
The week’s events at The Olympic Museum
From Sunday 16 to Sunday 30 March: China for children
For the Easter holidays and as part of PâKOMUZé, the joint event aimed at youngsters organised by Lausanne’s museums, The Olympic Museum is offering a whole series of activities to help discover Chinese culture. Chinese games & riddles. Traditional sports: physical activities (diabolo, jianzi and other street games). Chinese puzzle: riddles to solve in the form of a trail at the Museum, with small prizes to be won! From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chinese workshops. Animals of the Zodiac and mythical monsters: listen to tales and build things on the theme of the 12 animals of the Zodiac and the monsters that fill the Chinese imagination. From 2.30 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 March: Discover Beijing 2008
Visit the Beijing 2008 exhibition with a guide. At 2.30 p.m., registration only on 021 621 65 11, price: CHF 10.
Tuesday 25 & Thursday 27 March: Calligraphy and introduction to Chinese
Make ink, hold a brush, trace characters and learn some useful words. At 2.30 & 4 p.m., registration only on 021 621 65 11, price: CHF 10.
Friday 28 March: Up in flames
The Olympic Museum celebrates the lighting of the Olympic flame by sending us back to the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities. It is the opportunity to link a traditional Chinese celebration with an event specific to the Olympic calendar. Screening: images of past Olympic Games torch relays. Lighting in Olympia, Greece, of the flame of the Beijing 2008 Games Relay. Guided tours: focus on the torch relay and the torch collection. From 2.30 p.m. Chinese specialities at the Olympic Museum Restaurant. From 6.30 p.m. Sound and light shows with DJs and VJs from Beijing: tradition and modernity meet in an original sound and light show. Fireworks will be part of the event hosted by the most famous DJs and VJs of Beijing. At 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 30 March: Guided tour of the Beijing 2008 exhibition by Gérald Béroud, sinologist and Director of SinOptic (services and studies of the Chinese world). At 11 a.m., no registration, price: entrance ticket.
Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.