Posts Tagged ‘Lucerne’

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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Happy New Year!

The scenery is great in my part of the world at the moment. A few nights ago, there was a lovely pink sunset — glad I bundled up and trudged up the nearest hill for it.

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The "Golden Rose" celebrated its golden jubilee in Lucerne.

This year marked the 50th Rose d’Or global television festival, held in Lucerne last week. Yet in the age of mobile phone video cameras and YouTube, the industry is having a serious think about the future of the small screen.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Festival_considers_future_of_the_small_screen.html?cid=28371028

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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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Taxidermist René Heim works on a 60,000-year-old mammoth tusk.

Wide-bucket excavators aren’t the tools of choice for archaeological digs, but sometimes you can’t be too picky. An astute workman was quick to realize the machine he was operating struck something special at a Lucerne-area gravel pit. That “something” was a 45,000-year-old mammoth tusk, about 180 centimetres long and about 50 centimetres in diameter at its thickest part.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swisster.ch/news/society/mammoth-findings-display-lucerne-museum.html

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