• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Honorary Members

  • Dr. Mimi Colligan

    Caulfield, Australia

    National Centre for Australian Studies Monash University

    Dr Mimi Colligan writes theatre history and biography and has been associated with Monash University since 1968 when she started a mature age part-time Arts degree. After graduating with honours in 1973 she became a research assistant in the Monash University Arts Faculty working part-time in the English and History Departments as well as being Victorian research for ANU's Australian Dictionary of Biography. Mimi obtained a Ph.D. in 1987.

    For the next six years she was Senior Research Officer with Australia Post researching images for stamps and writing Stamp Heritage Books. A freelance since 1993 she has curated exhibitions for the Ballarat Art Gallery for the 140th Anniversary of Eureka Stockade, Old Treasury Museum on the Gold-Rush (1994) on Cremorne Gardens for a Richmond apartment developer (2007) and in 2012 was volunteer curator for a Royal Historical Society of Victoria's exhibition on Melbourne Theatres and Cinemas.

    Mimi is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and member of RHSV publications committee; Adjunct Research Fellow with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University; former member of the Victorian Working Party, Australian Dictionary of Biography; former Board Member of the International Panorama Council (based in Europe) and a committee member of Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. At present as well as working pro bono on the Theatre Heritage Australia website, she is researching a biographical article on novelist Marcus Clarke's family circle including his widow, the actress Marian Dunn.

  • Patrick Deicher, M.A.

    Lucerne / Switzerland

    Patrick Deicher studied History and Business Management and holds an MA in History. Patrick is a former curator of Bourbaki Panorama. Since 2019 he is a member of the Board of Trustees and since 2022 the President of the Bourbaki Panorama Foundation.

    He is working with BDO Ltd. (Switzerland) since 2009 as a consultant in Public Management and is Head of the sector Not-for-Profit-Organizations & Healthcare.

    Patrick is an active member of IPC's Advisory Group. From 2003 to 2013 he acted as the Secretary-General and from 2013 to 2017 as the Treasurer to the International Panorama Council. He is the former director of the Bruder Klaus Museum in Sachseln and was a member of the city parliament of Lucerne. From 2011 to 2021, he was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Panorama Altoetting Foundation, Germany.

  • Dr. Gebhard Streicher

    Munich / Germany

    Co-founder of IPC / former chair of the Foundation of Panorama Altötting

    Gebhard Streicher, Dr. phil., Studies in history, literature and fine arts.

    Since 1953 working as an author, critic, publisher, editor, museum and exhibition curator, lecturer; 1966-1996 Director of the Jerusalem Panorama Crucifixion of Christ in Altötting.

    1972-98 Curator of the art society 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Christliche Kunst'; 1980-91 lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich; director of the Bavarian section of Deutscher Werkbund; 1992 founding member of the IPC International Panorama Council (president 1998-2003, board member until 2012). 1996-2010 chairman of the Foundation Panorama Altötting and curator of the Panorama.

    Books, exhibitions, catalogues (selected titles): 1966 Munich (revised 1977); 1972 Kirchenbau in der Diskussion (Church architecture discussed); 1980 Berlin – Stadt und Kirche (Berlin - the city and its churches), 1984 Ulrich von Winterstetten; 1984 Münchner Augenblicke (Impressions from Munich); 1990 Gebhard Fugel: Bibelbilder (Gebhard Fugel: Images from the Bible); 1994 Initiativ: Kunst und Kirche (Initiative: Art and the Church); 2003 Gebhard Fugel: Apokalypse; Bernd Brach: Jesus-Projekt (Bernd Brach: The Jesus Project);  Sanford Wurmfeld: Cyclorama 2000;  2013 Gebhard Fugel 150 Jahre: Vom Bodensee nach Jerusalem (Gebhard Fugel 150 years: From Lake Constance to Jerusalem); Historienmaler christlicher Ikonographie (History painter of Christian Iconography); 2018 Opal: Analoge Fotografie von Erika Drave (analogue photography by Erika Drave).

    Awards: 1992 Medal for the protection of historical buildings and monuments and honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich; 1998 honorary member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst; 2003 Cultural Award - district of Altötting; 2005 Badge of Honour - City of Altötting; 2009 Pin of Honour – IPC; 2010 Ring of honour - City of Altötting; 2013 honorary member of the IPC, 2019 honorary chairman of the Foundation Panorama Altötting.

  • Damian M. Widmer

    Lucerne / Switzerland

    Co-founder of IPC, former President of IPC, former member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation Bourbaki Panorama

    Damian M. Widmer studied Architecture (Dipl. Arch. SIA BSA), specialized in restoration of historic and listed churches and buildings. From 1980 to 1990 Damian realized architectural supervision and emergency renovation Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne. From 1991 to 2000 was member of the advisory commission during the restoration of the Feszty Panorama in Ópusztaszer in Hungary. In 1992 he was a co-founder of IPC. From 1990 to 1993 and 2006 to 2008 was at-large member of the Board of the Association for the preservation of the Bourbaki Panorama. From 1991 to 2010 realized consulting of various restoration projects of European panoramas. Was the President of IPC in 1993, 1999 and 2001. In 1999 was an organizer and financier of the annual conference of panoramas in Lucerne. From 2007 to 2008 was member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation Bourbaki Panorama. In 2008 was the project manager for the completion of the new three-dimensional foreground at the Bourbaki Panorama. Designer and financier of the honorary pin of IPC.