Albert Smith. Le spectacle du Mont-Blanc
Opening on Thursday, November 22 at 18h30
The incredible story of Albert Smith (1816-1860), English lover of the Mont-Blanc, adventurer and above all a showman, is awaiting you at the Swiss Museum of Games!
After several trips along the shores of Lake Geneva to Chamonix, Smith staged an unprecedented succesful show in London. To maximize profits, he developed a large number of “merchandising” products, mainly in form of games, highlighting the clichés about Switzerland with great humor. Thanks to his inventiveness, Smith helped to popularize trips to Switzerland within Victorian Britain.
An exhibition in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin.
Conference the 6th december at 6.30 pm
Albert Smith, the Englishman who made the Castle of Chillon disappear, by Ulrich Schädler, Director of the Swiss Museum of Games
The conference is followed by an aperitif
Guided tours and workshops for groups upon request.
Information and reservations on 021 977 23 00