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The Swiss National Museum is Switzerland’s most visited museum of cultural history.
Coming together over a drink
How a “Chilbi” brought the quarrelling and hostile factions of the old Confederation round the table again…
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.
Playing with bones
Games are as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people used specially shaped bones as dice.
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.
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.
The Landi chair is considered a design icon not least because of its striking holes. The history of a seating accommodation…
Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland
What is the connection between Scrooge McDuck and Switzerland? The love of a certain special coin.
Micheline Calmy-Rey's red shoes
When Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey crossed the border between North and South Korea in 2003, she wore red Bally shoes. These are now part of the Swiss National Museum's collection.