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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dimensions of the Cell and how expensive is it to display?

The Cell is 6 meters in diameter and 3.5 meters high. No charge is required for exhibiting it in schools within Switzerland. A required deposit of 200 CHF will be collected in case of damage.

What conditions must be fulfilled to display the Cell?

It is a prerequisite that one person takes responsibility on site. The Cell must be set up in a lockable room and be overseen during visiting hours.

What objects are highlighted within the Cell and for which age group is it suitable?

See «Cellular components ». The Cell is generally suited for all age groups and can be adapted to specific target audiences.

Can the Cell be set up outside?


What is the ideal duration to display the Cell?

In schools, it is recommended to set it up for at least one week to allow as many classes as possible to profit from it.

How is the Cell transported and who is allowed to set it up?

The Cell is transported in a van with a lifting ramp. Only members of the Cell Team are allowed to set it up.

How long does it take to set up and dismantle the Cell?

Approximately 2.5 hours to set up (along with the inner illumination) and 2 hours to dismantle.

How many electrical outlets are required?

Only one electrical outlet is needed, however it has to be permanently powered.

Is the Cell fire-proof?

Yes, the manufacturers have issued a certificate.

Who is liable for damages caused during display?

The Cell is covered by a general insurance, however vandalism is not included.

Where did the idea for this project come from?

The Cell is the brainchild of Janine Hermann (Interpharma) and was created in collaboration with the University of Basel (Biozentrum and the Student counsel) and Luft und Laune GmbH.