FORA.tv Speaker - Remo Besio

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Biography

Remo Besio worked in the machine tool industry prior to joining the Technorama as a business administrator.

In 1990, inspired by his visits to the Ontario Science Centre in Canada and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, he proposed a radically new approach for the Technorama: to transform its classical collection into a lively, hands-on learning environment in the style of a modern science center.

The plan was accepted and he was appointed executive director; the re-imagination of Technorama began. Over the years, Technorama has built up a world-class collection of phenomena-based contemporary art pieces along with innovative, interactive exhibits. His work was recognized with the Kulturpreis der Stadt Winterthur (Cultural Award of the City of Winterthur) in 2001. After eighteen years as executive director, Besio retired in 2008. He periodically consults with science centers in Europe.

In addition to his achievements at Technorama, he holds a diploma in marketing and is an accomplished amateur pianist who has performed with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

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Reinterpreting Science Centers

02.12.10 | 01:08:30 min | 0 comments