Murielle Schlup
Art historian and Museum Director at Jegenstorf Castle, Berne, since 2010.

16. August 2018

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The life of a woman in service for the upper classes

Without servants, most of them female, the extravagant lifestyle of a well-to-do family in centuries past would have been unthinkable. A glimpse behind the brilliantly polished façade of a grand household, with a focus on Jegenstorf Castle near Bern, which is currently running an exhibition dedicated to the subject of women.

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30. May 2018

Modern Age | Politics | Society | Article | Featured

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The Sun King’s lady spy

Katharina von Wattenwyl, from Bern, made a name for herself at the end of the 17th century. The price she paid for becoming embroiled in spying for the French court was imprisonment, torture and exile. People are still fascinated to this day by the life and fate of this extraordinary woman.

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11. May 2018

Modern Age | Fashion | Society | Article | Featured

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Fashion statement and status symbol: the Brämikappe fur hat

In the 17th century, very few women went without a Brämikappe. At least that is the impression we have from countless portraits of women from that time.

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