Category: World of museums

26. June 2020

Protohistory | Archaeology

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The wheel

by Samuel van Willigen

Who invented the wheel? Historians still debate this point today. And the Zurich region is in the running to claim the honour. Wheels dating from the Neolithic period have been found here.

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19. June 2020

Middle Ages | War/battle

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The battle of Grandson

by James Blake Wiener

The Battle of Grandson on March 2, 1476 is one of the most celebrated and decisive battles in Swiss history and signalled their emergence as an integral player in wider European affairs.

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28. February 2020

20th / 21st century | Technology

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The CX-52 cipher machine and an espionage scandal

by Dominik Landwehr

The CX-52 is one of the first cipher machines produced in Switzerland by the company Crypto AG. It is a much sought-after collector’s item and symbolises the greatest espionage scandal since World War II.

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20. December 2019

20th / 21st century | Review

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Museum tours for armchair travellers

by Hibou Pèlerin

Our beady-eyed Museum owl, Hibou Pèlerin, really has no time at all for flight shaming. But at this time of year, her desire for travel and adventure does slow down a bit. So, she took a little surfing trip into the realm of online exhibitions.

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21. October 2019

20th / 21st century | Fashion

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African fashion

by Hibou Pèlerin

African fashion design is flourishing, and has been making waves on the world’s catwalks in recent years. ‘Connecting Afro Futures – Fashion x Hair x Design’ at Berlin’s Museum of Decorative Arts, the Kunstgewerbemuseum, provides current insights and examines the background to this upswing.

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