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Andrej Abplanalp
Historian and communications chief of the Swiss National Museum.

28. November 2019

20th / 21st century | Religion | Culture | Article | Featured

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Festival of symbols and customs

At Christmas, it has become the norm for diverse symbols and traditions to be intermingled. But that hasn’t always been the case. A look back.

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7. November 2019

Women in history | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Article | Featured

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Text and a picture, to hold it all together!

A glossy that’s a magazine and insurance policy in one? And delivers brilliant housekeeping tips? A look back at Switzerland’s media landscape.

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7. August 2019

Sports | 20th / 21st century | Culture | Article | Featured

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The nation’s favourite gymnast

Jack Günthard was both a superb athlete and a gifted entertainer. With his radio and TV shows, he got the nation on its feet and keeping fit.

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22. July 2019

Nature | 20th / 21st century | Education | Society | Article | Featured

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The Boy Scouts

Switzerland’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have been around for more than 100 years. The organisation’s basic ideas came from the military, and spread rapidly across the globe.

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12. July 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion | Society | Culture | Article | Featured

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Lovely, lovelier, loveliest

Ideals of beauty are also a barometer of what is important to a given society. As a result, they’ve changed constantly over the past few centuries.

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