This week at the Museum… 18-24.05.09

Temporary exhibition Heroes
Until 13 September 2009
An historic and sociological approach to the star system in different eras. An exhibition available in four modules: Ancient heroes (from 776 BC to 393 AD); The heroes of tradition (from 1896); Modern heroes (from the end of the First World War); and Global heroes (from 1980).
For schools
Heroes educational kit
A document to address the theme of the sporting hero in class and to prepare for a visit to the exhibition. Activity sheets for 6-16 year-olds. Download in French, English and German. Cost of the paper version: CHF 10.
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Tour and Heroes Academy workshop package
The schoolchildren invent a superhero identity for themselves and a cause to defend. They dress up, work on posture and attitude, then go to visit the exhibition accompanied by a guide. For 6-11 year-olds; duration an hour-and-a-half; reservations on 021 621 6727; cost CHF 50 + entry tickets.
Tour and Become the hero of your tour package
Accompanied by a guide, the schoolchildren discover the exhibition. Through a scavenger hunt, they are confronted with the fates of sporting heroes. They discuss problem situations that are put to them, and make choices that influence their route through the Museum. Who wants to be become a hero? For 12-16 year-olds; duration an hour-and-a-half; reservations on 021 621 6727; cost CHF 50 + entry tickets.
Jean-Blaise Evéquoz temporary exhibition
From 20 May until 2 August 2009
A bronze medallist in team fencing at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal, Jean-Blaise Evéquoz is today a painter.
The week’s events at The Olympic Museum

Until Sunday 24 May from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Creation of Ephemeral Heroes sand sculptures
From preparing the materials to creating the sculptures, follow, day-by-day, the birth of statues to the glory of unique heroes. A performance by the artists of Sandcity, who propose a study of the fragility of heroes. Works visible until 13 September in the Olympic Park. Open to all, free.

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.