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Following a period of renovation, the Lausanne History Museum (MHL) will reopen its doors to the public with a special Open Day planned for the weekend of 20 – 22 April 2018.

The museum will mark the occasion, which coincides with its 100th anniversary, with the opening of a new permanent exhibition focusing on the rich artisanal, industrial, economic, social and cultural history of Lausanne.

Called Lausanne, L’Exposition, the new exhibition will be divided into 11 sections, all with a common thread…the city’s urban transformation.  With amazing new scenography, designed by Atelier Oï, La Neuveville in collaboration with Brauen Wälchli Architects,  the exhibition will focus on the many different facets of Lausanne: from its foundations to the present day, the exhibition will highlight transformations linked to the rivers, industrial development, cultural influences and its huge appeal to tourists.

With an investment of over 7 milion francs, the renovation not only includes major works within the building, but also a new snack bar in the garden, and an impressive new entrance opposite the cathedral.

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With free entry over the entire weekend of 20 – 22 April, this special Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see not only the remarkable transformation of the museum, but to understand better the many significant changes that have occurred during the growth of this historic Swiss city.

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Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, 19 - 22 April 2018

First announced on our site last year, the Lausanne Art Fair will shortly return to the region with another outstanding display of international contemporary art.

To celebrate this special occasion, knowitall.ch will once again offer tickets to the show, which will take place at the Expo Beaulieu between 19 and 22 April 2018.

More than 3000 pieces of work, 80 galleries and 504 artists represented

More than 3,000 pieces of work, including paintings, sculptures and photographs, will be displayed over the 6000m2 of floor space that has been allocated to the 504 artists displaying their work this year. 

With 80 galleries from Europe and the rest of the world taking part in the fair, visitors can expect to see all the latest trends in contemporary art represented. So, whether you are looking for examples of expressionism, abstract art, crude art, the Cobra movement, naive art, kinetic art, Pop art, minimalism, new realism, free expression, graffiti, bad painting, or post graffiti, you can be sure to find something that will appeal to your artistic taste!

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Do you speak PyeongChang?, The Olympic Museum, from 7 December 2017 to 11 March 2018

Get ready - The Olympic Museum is about to head to Korea for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018! Try on traditional Korean clothing and discover both the modern and traditional aspects of Korean culture. The Olympic Museum's programme has been designed to reflect the slogan of these Games: "Passion.Connected". The objective: to provide all the ingredients to follow the Games from a more than purely sporting perspective. Prepare to discover Korean traditions and experience the Olympic Games as if you were there!

How do you say "free" in Korean again? Come to the Museum to find out... the entire Korean programme will be free of charge! On arrival at the entrance hall, visitors will be welcomed by two of Korea's special representatives, the giant mascots, Soohorang, the white tiger, and Bandabi, the black bear, who will set the tone for your outing.

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Swiss Press Photo 17 winner

Two of the most prestigious exhibitions for photo journalism have just opened at the Château de Prangins in Vaud.

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From 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018, the Swiss National Museum at the Château de Prangins will present the best Swiss press photographs of 2016 at Swiss Press Photo 17, an annual competition first launched in 1991 to recognize the outstanding work of this profession in Switzerland. Each of the award-winning photos selected in this year's competition shed light on worldwide current events, from migrant flows to climate change, as well as some less familiar topics, such as caring for elderly drug addicts and transporting cattle by boat on Lake Zurich.

First prize this year went to Zalmaï, a former migrant from Afghanistan, for his report on the evacuation of the “Calais jungle”. In his reportage for L’Hebdo he photographed migrants as they were expelled from the Calais refugee camp in October 2016, setting off on the next stage of their journey through Europe. In his winning photo, he captures a group of migrants taking a final photo to preserve a memory not just of despair, but also of solidarity.


Come and join the co-founders for an apéritif at their launch event on 7 November!

A new website featuring news, events and articles all about Sion and the surrounding area in the Swiss Alps will be launched on Tuesday, 7 November 2017.

A launch event for media, partners and supporters will take place on the same day at À La Croix Fédérale, Rue du Grand-Pont 13, 1950, Sion. All are welcome to come for an apéritif at 10h30 followed by a presentation at 11h. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 079 5068459 to confirm your presence.

Living In Sion will cater to English speakers, of many different nationalities, who live in the area or who visit for business or tourism every year.

Co-founded by freelance writers, Catherine Nelson-Pollard and Rachel Beacher, the new site will open with an article explaining all about Sion’s ambitious bid for the Winter Olympics 2026, and an interview with two ex-pat trek leaders from Bramois, who know all the best family-friendly places. There are also features on the Friday market in Sion, hiking in the Valais and the Pierre Arnaud Arts Centre in Lens just a short drive from Sion.