2019 Agenda of the amisMIH

 

May 5th 2019, 10:30 am

  • Visit free of charge: The Association of des amisMIH offers one guided visit of the Musée international d’horlogerie, on Sunday, May 5th 2019 at 10:30. The fees for the guide is offered.

 

August 31st 2019

  • "A pas contés" - The traditional outing for friends of the region's horology museums: friends of MIH, Le Locle Watchmaking Museum and the Watch Museum in Villers-le-Lac.

 

 

 

 

2019 Agenda of the MIH

                                                                                        

Permanent exhibition

  • MAN AND TIME - The exhibition takes you on a captivating journey through time. Unique in its architectural and museographic design, the Musée international d'horlogerie houses the world's greatest collection devoted to the measurement of time. From sun dials to atomic clocks through pendulums, clocks, watches, automata, machines as well as tools from the 16th century to the present day, the exhibition unveils mysteries of time and retells the technical, artistic, social, economic and cultural history of watchmaking in Switzerland and around the world in a very vivid and didactic manner, spanning over 2000 m2.

 

Semi permanente exhibition until June 8th 2019

  • TO THE NEAREST FEMTOSECOND!  - Dive into the infinitely accurate! The search for precision has been a catalyst for the development and the innovations in the watchmaking field since the 16th century. From World War II, such precision has moved from watchmakers and astronomers to scientists: time is now defined through observation of physical phenomena and not through astronomical observation anymore. The femtosecond – equivalent to 10-15 – (or a quadrillionth) of a second is the most precise fraction of a second ever measured. Such a degree of precision is imperceptible to human beings, but has nevertheless become necessary to daily life organisation: geo-tracking, transportation, telecommunications have become efficient thanks to this extreme precision.

 

 

from 15 March 2019 to 28 February 2020

  • New acquisitions 2018 - temporary exhibition. The collection keeps growing thanks to donations and purchases. Each year, the Musée international d'horlogerie specially thanks generous donators by displaying the new acquisitions of the year before during a period of twelve months. 

 

 

May 1st 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.002 second per day - A piezoelectric material, quartz enables oscillations to be kept very stable, and to be detected using electronic equipment. As the friction in a quartz crystal is very low, the energy needed to maintain the oscillations is significantly reduced.

 

May 18th 2019, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

  • Night of the museums - The MIH team will prepare a festive and amusing night with several surprises and novel guided tours of the collection. Programme to follow.

 

May 19th 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • International museum day - A day dedicated to families. The museum team will prepare numerous surprises and novel guided tours of the collection. Programme to follow.

 

June 5th 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.00001 second per day - After the creation, in 1949, of clocks based on an NH3 ammonia molecule resonance, the caesium atom was used from 1955 as an oscillator in atomic clocks. Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).

 

June 15th 2019, 5:00 pm

  • Opening of the temporary exhibition Time for all, a watch for everyone: a century of watch marketing - an exhibition dedicated to advertising output in the field of watchmaking, featuring posters and advertisements from watch brands dating from 1880 to 1980.

 

from June 16th to October 13rd 2019

  • Time for all, a watch for everyone: a century of watch marketing - temporary exhibition - In addition to showcasing a product in line with certain codes, the exhibition addresses the question of advertising output in the field of watchmaking, using large- and small-format images, posters and advertisements, which formed the pillar of watch brand communications between 1880 and 1980. This exhibition helps visitors explore marketing topics and activities, marked by major shifts in technology and economic upheavals.

 

July 3rd 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! Marketing precision - Tour related to the exhibition entitled "TIME FOR ALL, A WATCH FOR EVERYONE: A CENTURY OF WATCH MARKETING"

 

September 4th 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! Marketing precision - Tour related to the exhibition entitled "TIME FOR ALL, A WATCH FOR EVERYONE: A CENTURY OF WATCH MARKETING"

 

September 19th 2019, 6:30 pm

  • Gaïa prize - This 25th award ceremony recognizes one or more figures whose work has advanced the reputation of horology in the fields of research, craftsmanship and industry. The ceremony will be at Club 44 (rue de la Serre 64)

 

October 2nd 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.000001 second per day - Hydrogen clocks are remarkably stable over periods of time of up to several days. These qualities determine their current applications, which are mainly in the fields of navigation and radio astronomy. Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).

 

 

November 3rd 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • 43rd Swiss watchmaking fair - Around fifty watchmaker- tradesmen, antique dealers and collectors will offer for sale watches, clocks, tools, books and various objects related to watchmaking. 

 

November 6th 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.000000001 second per day - Caesium fountain clocks using laser cooling technology are currently the reference frequency standard, governing international atomic time (TAI) and, as a result, coordinated universal time (UTC). Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).

 

December 4th 2019, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

  • ON THE STROKE OF MIDDAY ! Over the lunch break, a guide or curator from MIH will take you deeper into the world of precision in response to the exhibition entitled To the nearest femtosecond! +/- 0.000000001 second per day - Caesium fountain clocks using laser cooling technology are currently the reference frequency standard, governing international atomic time (TAI) and, as a result, coordinated universal time (UTC). Guided tour led by a member of the Time and Frequency Laboratory at the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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