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Scanning for knowledge at the Museum of History in Lucerne

With competition from social media and other online diversions, cultural attractions like museums must find innovative ways to keep the public’s attention. Swiss institutions are experimenting with new technology and special events.

“Swiss museums are trying to become more interactive – it’s only just starting,” notes Brigitte Schaffner. The course administrator for Basel University’s art management programme explains that local cultural institutions are, in part, taking a page from the book of their United States’ counterparts.

“Some museums, especially American ones, have been doing this for quite a while – using social media to let the public become a part of what happens in the museum and even part of the process of what’s exhibited,” she explains.

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Blues musician Philipp Fankhauser

Musician Philipp Fankhauser talks about how he turned blues into Swiss gold in this audio feature for swissinfo.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/audios_podcast/Call_it_the_blues.html?autoPlay=y&view=podcastDetail&cid=29703234

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A scene from "Reference and Affinity" at Lucerne's Museum of Art

 To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Museum of Art Lucerne morphs into a museum of contemporary art – temporarily, at least. The theme of its latest exhibition, “Reference and Affinity,” is art from the 21st century.

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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/feature/Temporary_contemporary_in_Lucerne.html?cid=8378940

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© Keystone

The immensely successful as well as controversial BODY WORLDS exhibition is now on in Zurich. It features bodies that have been specially prepared to reveal muscles, organs, bones – and just about anything one would find beneath the skin.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/dead-bodies-displayed-at-zurich-exhibition_121-2393715

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Museum director Peter Fischer with artist Hans Erni, who is 100.
Museum director Peter Fischer with artist Hans Erni, who is 100.

This year, Swiss artist Hans Erni is 100 years old. To celebrate, the Museum of Art Lucerne is hosting a retrospective – the first major Erni show in nearly 40 years. The exhibition features a mix of favorites and lesser-known works in a variety of media. Both popular and controversial, Erni is one of Switzerland’s best-known artists.

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