Balloons around the town for Museomix. What’s it all about?
There are pink, blue and yellow balloons hung around Nyon for a special three day event (from 11-13 November) called Museomix. The slogan behind this event is “People make Museums”.
Museomix began in France in 2011 and now takes place on the same week-end each year in 5 countries: France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and Mexico.
The idea behind it is that volunteers from each country with various skills such as graphic design, photography, film etc form teams of six people on the Friday of the Museomix weekend and then over the next three days they come up with a new angle of promoting a collection in the museum to bring that collection “alive”. This collection may be in the archives, it may already be on display but it is felt it needs revitalising. On Sunday afternoon each team will present a prototype idea for each collection to the public which can be viewed from 16:00 onwards.
On Friday afternoon the Nyon teams were very busy brainstorming (see photos below) it will be interesting to see the final results!
All three Nyon museums are taking part in this event: the Château, the Roman Museum and the Léman Museum.
One of the challenges for a team in the château is to come up with a new way of presenting the porcelain collection under the theme “A Vos Assiettes!” Nyon once had a thriving porcelain industry in the town and you can learn more about its history from the guides (many of the guides speak English). They will also be giving free tours of each museum departing from the château every 15 minutes (on Saturday from 14:00 -17:00 and on Sunday from 14:00 -18.00)
Photo below – the prestigious Nyon porcelain collection in the château. Did you know that porcelain was once more expensive than silver?
Photos below – the various teams brainstorming ideas as part of Museomix CH