Thomas Weibel08.11.2022Wilhelm Tell’s crossbow is, so to speak, the national weapon of Switzerland. In actual fact the weapon has its origins in ancient China, and although superior to the bow the crossbow didn’t have the best reputation.
Axel Christoph Gampp11.10.2022Architects from Ticino and the Valle Mesolcina spread the Baroque architectural style all over the known world. These men are responsible for the modern-day appearance of some of Europe’s most important churches and castles, including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Andreas Affolter08.08.2022In the 18th century, Solothurn was an important centre of playing card production. Throughout the Swiss Confederation almost everyone played with cards made in Solothurn, and the card designs produced there were also popular “beyond” the border.
Murielle Schlup30.05.2022Until the first half of the 19th century, a pair of candle scissors was an essential tool in every home, and the wick-trimming tool of the lighting technician in every major theatre.
Barbara Basting25.04.2022Created by French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) for the Electricity Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair, the monumental mural “La Fée électricité” is a celebration of technological progress.