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


Thursday, 28 December 2023

Panoramas as Memory of the World
The 33rd International Panorama Council Conference
hosted by the Laboratory for Experimental Museology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Switzerland | October 02–06, 2024

The Call For Proposals is now closed – For information about the program and for registration details please visit the 2024 Conference page.

33rd IPC Conference 2024

The International Panorama Council and the EPFL Laboratory for Experimental Museology formally invites scholars, artists, panorama/diorama enthusiasts and panorama/diorama practitioners to submit proposals for presentations that explore the theme of “Panoramas as Memory of the World.” Panoramas, in their various forms, seek to create an immersive experience by transporting visitors into another space. They commemorate events or celebrate memorable landscapes. Through their installations in staged ecosystems and their tailored mechanisms of illusion, they also create memories. The pioneering role of panoramas as the first immersive media in the nineteenth century can be assessed in the light of technological developments, from mechanical analog back then to computer-assisted digital today. By exploring painted panoramas from a media archaeology perspective, we gain a richer understanding of the historical trajectories of media technologies, aesthetics, and cultural practices, many of which continue to influence our media landscape today. We are also able to establish the basis for UNESCO Memory of the World listing by examining these pertinent issues.

Information about the 2024 conference is available on the conference page –

33rd IPC Conference 2024