Category: World of museums

20. February 2018

20th / 21st century | Technology

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ERMETH – Computer made in Switzerland

Anyone who wanted a computer in the 1950s had to develop one. The Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) set itself this challenge and invented the first computer built in Switzerland.

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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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15. October 2017

Middle Ages | Church

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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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9. October 2017

Modern Age | Review

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“Luther, Columbus and the Consequences – A changing world 1500–1600”

The exhibition at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg can certainly be seen as a contribution to the anniversary of the Reformation. But it also addresses issues that go far beyond the portrait of an era.

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6. June 2017

Modern Age | Nature

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Gardening stories

For stressed managers, gardening is a good way to relax. In the past, a big garden was a sign of power and prestige.

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