Actual

11.05.2021—31.12.2022
Crossing Boundaries. Curiosity, Hope, Courage

A voyage of discovery on the terrain of borders and boundaries in current contexts: Impressive border stories, diverse boundary experiences and explorations of personal limits!

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14.08.2021
Open Museum Day

As part of the Year of remembrance, the museum Bourbaki Panorama invites visitors to a variety of insights into and around the impressive circular painting.

Saturday, 9 to 18 hours

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28.08.2021
Guided tours for children

In German.
Discover surprising stories about the Bourbaki Panorama with Nadine and Fjanne.

Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am

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The Bourbaki Panorama, a European cultural monument, portrays the internement of 87’000 French soldiers who fled to Switzerland during to winter of 1871. Visiting the Bourbaki Panorama is like immersing into the Val-de-Travers valley at the end of the 19th century, when Switzerland laid the foundations of the humanitarian and neutral tradition. This inspiring story was depicted on the 10 x 112 m (originally 14 x 112 m) circular painting by the painter Edouard Castres in 1881. Circular paintings as a form of mass media are not only considered as the precursor of the cinema, they are also a source of inspiration for contemporary medial trends and types of digital narratives. The classified building houses a multicultural and multimedial offer under one roof. The Bourbaki Panorama is a popular event location in Lucerne.

The museum visit is accompanied by a protection concept (in German) due to the pandemic.

Opening hours:
April to October daily 10–18 hours
November to March daily 10–17 hours

Bourbaki Panorama
Löwenplatz 11
CH–6004 Luzern
T +41 41 412 30 30
info@bourbakipanorama.ch
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