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Erika Hebeisen
Historian and curator at the Swiss National Museum

26. January 2018

Collection | 20th / 21st century | Society | Featured

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When sounds found their feet

In the 1960s, the youth of the day dreamt of having a portable record player or a boxed gramophone, as it was called. Music conquered the bedroom.

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15. October 2017

Collection | War/battle | Middle Ages | Religion | World of museums

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Material and magic – “Zwingli’s helmet” on a journey through time

The iron helmet in the collection at the Swiss National Museum is said to have once protected the head of Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531) as he lay dying. Though there is no evidence of the actual origin of this Catholic trophy.

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