Category: Collection

28. June 2018

20th / 21st century | World of museums

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A behind-the-scenes look at the National Museum circa 1973

A 1973 photo gallery conserves an exciting insight into the National Museum’s workshops, offices, studios and collections.

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27. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The National Museum on old postcards

Postcards were hugely popular in the opening decades of the 20th century. In Switzerland millions were sent every year. As a Zurich landmark the National Museum was a highly prized image.

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26. June 2018

20th / 21st century | World of museums

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A tour of the National Museum around 1900

After the National Museum opened 120 years ago it quickly began drawing large numbers of visitors. A tour of the National Museum at the turn of the 20th must have been an impressive but, at the same time, taxing experience.

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12. April 2018

Modern Age | Technology

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A new view of the world

Every era has its mass media. The peep box in the 18th century marked the start of the development of modern visual media.

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9. April 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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From the draisine to the mini-scooter

How did the modern mini-scooter come to be in its present form? It all began in 1817 with a cumbersome wooden vehicle for bumpy Sunday journeys.

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