Category: Modern Age

Darstellung eines Bauerntanzes auf einer Spanischsuppenschüssel aus der Glocken- und Geschützgiesserei Füssli, um 1600

11. January 2018

Modern Age | Food

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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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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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20. November 2017

Modern Age | Review

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“Coffee from Helvécia”

Surprising insights into Switzerland’s colonial history at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich.

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3. November 2017

Modern Age | Tourism

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The birth of modern cartography

As well as winning numerous accolades as a general in the Sonderbund War, Guillaume-Henri Dufour was also a much-acclaimed cartographer who helped to invent modern cartography.

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