Category: Events

Noblesse oblige – Château de Prangins

This time we presented 18th century footwear and for the occasion in 18th century costumes, of course. We invested in new costumes. Few meters of fabric from IKEA and other used fabrics, wire, pieces of pipe, rods and string and two months of cutting and stitching were necessary for making these tailored monuments. The 18th century seems to be a time when one had to be an architect as well as a tailor to make such constructions out of fabric and basketry. The ladies in those beautiful dresses must have given the impression of a Spanish galleons in full sail floating through the candle lit salons. Both costumes won a price during the final fashion show. Our daughter received the public award and the price of authenticity, given by some costume experts went to Dr. Volken whose fingers still hurt from all the stitching. The event happend at the National Museum in Prangins

25 years of “The Company of Saynt George”

We were invited to a very special birthday. We took part in the festivities for the 25 anniversary of the Company of Saint George at the Castle of Vallerois-le-Bois. For once it was planned to celebrate with family and kids but without the public with their modern clothes and modern devices of all kinds. This gave a true medieval atmosphere. On really could feel being propelled 600 years into the past , particularly within such authentic surroundings of the medieval castle.

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Roman festival at Pettinesca

THe Roman site of  Studen-Petinesca covers a large part of a forest, therefore the animation where distributed across those woods. Our Museum booth with a large collection of Roman footwear was placed on the main path, surrounded by nature. The event was organised by the association Pro Petinesca and the Archeological Service of the Canton Bern and was a big public sucess, proving once more that people show an iterest in past culture. Wh wher part of the society for cultural and archeological animations AnimArc.


Night of Science in Innsbruck

Our mobile collection left on a trip to Austria. The aim of our expedition is participating in the “Night of Science” at the University of Innsbruck. We also seized the opportunity to surprise other institutions, including a center for the visually impaired and a school.

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A weekend in Schwyz

We’ll present our medieval collection this week-end, Oct. 29 and 30 2011 at the Forum of Swiss History in Schwyz for the inauguration of a new permanent exhibit where some of our shoes will be part of the exhibit.

You can find us in medieval costume inside the Museum. I a way it does sound funny: Our Shoe Museum in a Museum ;O)

The little girl on the poster seems to point out how much it would be needed to know more about ancient footwear ;O)

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Roman festivities in Vicques

The first Roman festival in Vicques for the inauguration of the information pavilion concerning the Roman villa that stood there 2,000 years ago.

The pavillion is a mini museum with big windows showing and models and copies of the object found on this site. No need to observe visiting hours, the collection can be seen day and night all year through. The event was planned to be festive, but most of all informative and educational. The local group of Volonteers (Groupement pour la revalorisation de la villa romaine de Vicques) did a spledid job indeed.

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