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14 Jun 2005
IOC News , museum-news-articles

This Week at the Olympic Museum

Finding the Roots of Sport exhibition

In the framework of this exhibition, starting in July, the Olympic Museum will offer visitors a programme of exciting encounters with those who practise traditional games, sports, singing and music. The people invited, all specialists in their field, will be revealing the secrets of their ancestral techniques which all contribute to a common heritage. Each occasion will be an authentic chance to watch, learn and discuss! As such, from 6 July to 14 August, the Olympic Museum will be neglecting the Olympic sports and exploring a parallel universe. The result will be events based on the diversity of movement, with a plurality of body movements governed by laws and rites which sometimes overlap with the sporting register, as the boundaries are not always well defined.


The week’s events at the Olympic Museum


Sunday 19 June: Visit of the exhibition Finding the Roots of Sport. This guided tour for adults is being run by students from the Institute of Ethnology from the University of Neuchâtel. No doubt that they will be able to share their knowledge and encourage the meeting of sport and ethnology. At 11 a.m., meet in the entrance hall; admission: ticket price. Information on 021 621 65 11.


Sunday 26 June: Sunday concert: Florestan Quartet. Two masterpieces are on the programme of this concert: the Sunrise Quartet by Haydn and The Death and the Girl Quartet by Schubert. They will be interpreted by Medhat Abdel-Salam and Caroline Baeriswyl, violins, accompanied by Emmanuel Morel, alto. At 11 a.m., in the Museum auditorium, tickets at the entrance. Information on 021 621 65 11.
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