App «My Bourbaki Panorama»

As in a hidden-object picture (Wimmelbild), numerous individual fates are depicted in the enormous painting. The award-winning “My Bourbaki Panorama” app allows visitors to immerse themselves in the history and everyday life of these “little people”. The app is available in English/German/French in two versions, one for students and one for visitors. 

«My Bourbaki Panorama» is a pioneering project in conveying history and is unique in the German-speaking countries. The App was developed in collaboration with the Center for History Education and Memory Cultures of the Lucerne College of Education (PH Lucerne). In particular, it aims to inspire young people to deal with history and motivate them to concern themselves with humanity, tolerance and human rights. The Tablets needed for using the App will be provided by the Bourbaki Panorama. The educational App «My Bourbaki Panorama» brings historical events directly into the virtual age and onto the tablet. The app combines knowledge with entertainment. On the tour, the visitors concern themselves with the people in the painting, dive into an interactive history of the 19th century, take photos and answer quiz-questions. From this they form their individual «Bourbaki story», an illustrated document, which can be sent to oneself by e-mail. Thus, history is experienced and sustained.


The app «My Bourbaki Panorama» won the Worlddidac Award 2016. During the ceremony in Berne, the app was also rewarded awarded with the Swisscom ICT Innovation Award as the most innovative product of the winners.


It is an essential part of the concept, that the Ipad app is bound exclusively to a museum visit. The App is therefore not available through the public distribution channel of the App Store.

Detailed information regarding school classes visits with the app.