The Board of Trustees has elected the historian and museum specialist Patrick Deicher as the new President of the Bourbaki Panorama Lucerne Foundation in Switzerland. He took office on January 1, 2022 and succeeded Beatrice Richard.
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.
With Patrick Deicher from Lucerne, the previous Vice President will take over the helm of the foundation. He has been closely associated with the Bourbaki Panorama for over 20 years and ever since worked for the foundation in various functions. From 2000 to 2007 he worked as the curator of the museum.
The historian and Business economist is the former head of the Bruder Klaus Museum in Sachseln and was a member of the city parliament of Lucerne. Since 2009 he is a management consultant for public administrations and non-profit organizations at BDO Ltd. in Lucerne. There he heads the Non-Profit Organizations department for Switzerland. From 2011 to 2021, he was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Panorama Altoetting Foundation, Germany.
Additional information about the Bourbaki Panorama Foundation:
The Bourbaki Panorama Foundation is the owner and operator of the panorama and of the major part of the property. The goals of the foundation are to preserve the historic circular painting from 1881 and to maintain the heritage protected parts of the existing building from 1889, as well as to guarantee access to the public. In addition, the diversity offered by the “Center for Media, Culture and Interaction” is intended to enrich the cultural life and the touristic significance of Lucerne. In order to finance these objectives, the Foundation has established commercial and free-market criteria for the business and leisure premises located on its property.