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News on our website


Did you notice the recent changes on this website? Yeah, some new tabs have been added! See for example this beautiful blog to keep up with the news!

Amongst the most useful information, we can mention in particular:

  • The provisional program of the conference’s week (also downloadable in a color-pdf version in the right column)
  • The panels list with important information to read before submitting a paper proposal
  • The accommodation page with a special platform created by Lausanne Tourism to book quickly and simply your hotel in Lausanne, offering an attractive discount for the participants of the conference.

Don’t hesitate to tell us what you think by reacting on the social networks!

Lausanne in the Swiss top 5 cities for its museums

collection_de_lart_brut_In its rubrique “Top destinations for the cultural traveler”, the Smithsonian Magazine published an online article about Switzerland and its museums. The city of Lausanne stands in the top 5, along with Basel, Bern, Zurich and Geneva.

The article mentions in particular the Collection de l’Art Brut, founded 40 years ago by the artist Jean Dubuffet, as well as the Musée de l’Élysée, famous for its photography exhibitions.

The full text is available here.

UNIL and sheeps

Mighty SheepsDid you know it? Lausanne University’s mascot is… the sheep! For almost 25 years, about hundred of them have been used as an “ecological lawnmower” on the campus, and it is common to see them around the buildings. A practical way to maintain the numerous green areas… which is also enjoyed by visitors!

Besides, by choosing some rare species (like the Ouessant sheep), this action contributes to the biodiversity of the area and is part of the UNIL sustainable development policy.Moutons

The symbol of the sheep can be found, for example, on some UNIL goodies, on the students newspaper’s banner L’Auditoire, or on the official poster for the music festival Unilive that takes place every year in April.

A short video on this topic is available here.

Deadline Call for Sessions: Thank you!

The Call for Sessions for the XIth international IAWIS/AIERTI conference has officially closed on the 15th January. Thank you so much for your numerous panel proposals!

The Lausanne committee, in close collaboration with the association’s Executive Desk, will meet very soon to discuss about each proposition. The selection will be done for the 15th March 2016.


The Palais de Rumine in Lausanne

RumineThe official opening ceremony for our 2017 conference will be held on Sunday, 9th July 2017 in the Palais de Rumine. This impressive, florentine-style building, located in the city centre on the Place de la Riponne, used to be the Lausanne university until the current field was purchased. It takes his name from the donator who financed the building work: Gabriel de Rumine (1841 – 1871), an aristocrat of Russian origin. Achieved in 1906, the project was led by the French architect Gaspard André (1840 – 1896), from Lyon.Rumine intérieur

Nowadays, the Palais de Rumine houses the cantonal museums of fine art, geology, zoology, archaeology and history, the Cantonal Money Museum, and the cantonal and university library.

We are looking forward to meeting you all there!