11. January 2018

Modern Age | Food

From Spanish soup to potpourri

Spanish soup was once the ultimate in Sunday meals. This stew was cooked and served in bronze tureens. The dish and its tureen have disappeared from our culinary consciousness. Only a few robust museum pieces and the foreign word potpourri remain.

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15. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Collection

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From Obwalden straight to Mars

Maxon Motor from Sachseln equips NASA with electric motors. A success story from central Switzerland.

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8. January 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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NATEL – from status symbol to everyday object

In 1978, PTT launched the National Car Telephone, or Natel for short, heralding the start of mobile telephony’s meteoric rise. By the turn of the millennium, the Natel had gone from being a status symbol in Switzerland to an everyday object which everyone takes for granted.

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27. December 2017

Modern Age | Society

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If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

Rich people love to show off their wealth – and this is equally true of the wealthy people of the past.

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14. December 2017

Modern Age | Review

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Opulence and openness

A cultural history of opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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11. December 2017

Protohistory | ArchaeologyFeatured

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The gold-digger of Altstetten

At the construction site, life is hard. Except if you discover a treasure, as it happened in Zurich-Altstetten in 1906.

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