42nd CONFERENCE 2017

24 – 27 September, Lucerne and Berne, Switzerland
Theme: Museum 4.0 – Digital opportunities for Transport and Communications Museums

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Conference report 2017

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Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne
Museum of Communication Berne


Sunday 24 September, Lucerne, 5 pm
Swiss Museum of Transport
Show at VHS Planetarium
Evening meal
Monday 25 September, Lucerne,
Swiss Museum of Transport
Welcome coffee
Introduction to the VHS
Tour of the VHS
Midday cruise –
round-trip on Lake Lucerne, including lunch
Keynote speaker:
Michael Firnhaber, CEO Google Switzerland
“Google from platform to partnership?
“Digitalisation in transport museums”,
roundtables with digital experts
Movie at VHS Filmtheater
Festive evening meal with entertainment
Tuesday 26 September, Study Tour
“Gotthard yesterday, today and tomorrow”
Tour of the Erstfeld depot of vintage locomotives
Outward leg via the legacy line in vintage rolling stock
Lunch at the Göschenen station buffet
Visit of historically significant Gotthard tunnel village
Visit to a castle in Bellinzona (Canton Ticino) incl. evening meal with local specialities
Return leg through the world’s longest railway tunnel (57 km) to Lucerne
Wednesday 27 September, Study tour
Museum of Communication Berne
Train ride Lucerne – Berne
Arrival in Berne followed by walk through the  historic Old Town
Attendees tour the newly arranged museum
  Roundtable in groups on:
“dynamic curating” or “keeping a permanent exhibition up-to-date”
Making of the new exhibition at the
Museum of Communication
IATM – best practice
Annual General Meeting 2017
End of the conference, 4 pm


The conference fee for delegates is 350 €, You will get a reduced rate of 250 € for the 2nd attendee of the same oragnisation or partner. The conference fee includes: 4-Day-Swiss Travel Pass (Sunday till Wednesday), Social Programme, Conference Dinner, lunches and refreshments. You will receive an invoice after your registration.


Cancellation of registration must be made in writing before 25th August 2017. No fees will be refunded after this date. A processing fee of EUR 30 will be deducted from all refunds. Cancellations made before 15 August 2017, refund of 100% of the registration fee minus bank charges and processing fee; cancellations made 16 August – 1 September, refund 50% of the registration fee minus bank charges and processing fee.