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Three museums – the National Museum Zurich, the Castle of Prangins and the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz – as well as the collections centre in Affoltern am Albis – are united under the umbrella of the Swiss National Museum (SNM). The permanent exhibitions at the museums present Swiss history from its beginnings to the present, and give an insight into Swiss identities and the rich tapestry of our country’s history and culture. Temporary exhibitions on current topics add to the experience.

9. April 2018

Collection | Sports | Technology | 20th / 21st century | Society | Featured

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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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23. February 2018

Protohistory | Classical antiquity | Society | Article | Featured

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Playing with bones

Games are as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people used specially shaped bones as dice.

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11. October 2017

Collection | Art | 20th / 21st century | Economy | Featured

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A near miss – the story of a banknote

A near miss: the story of a banknote that almost made it into every Swiss person’s wallet.

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5. October 2017

Art | 20th / 21st century | Society | Featured

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Video art and “scene groove”

Members of the video scene of the 1980s were not only politically committed. They also created artistic and experimental videos.

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9. August 2017

Collection | Art | 20th / 21st century | Society | Economy

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Landi Chair

The Landi chair is considered a design icon not least because of its striking holes. The history of a seating accommodation…

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