Category: World of museums

15. February 2019

Modern Age | Art

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From romantic drama to art foundation

As the 19th century drew to a close, Lydia Welti-Escher’s unhappy love affair led to the establishment of the Gottfried Keller Foundation. And the suicide of the daughter of magnate Alfred Escher.

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24. January 2019

20th / 21st century | Review

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Feeling the heartbeat of the museum

His idiosyncratic aesthetic has made film director Wes Anderson famous. Now, working with Juma Malouf, he has set up an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The result: a contemporary cabinet of curiosities.

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5. December 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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Toni Vescoli and the beatniks

Toni Vescoli was part of Zurich’s beatnik scene in the late 1960s. The musician looks back on his early days, when long hair was still frowned upon and guitar music was the work of the devil.

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2. August 2018

20th / 21st century | Art

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The Sun of St. Moritz by Walter Herdeg

The sun and lettering in the design of the resort town of St. Moritz is the oldest still-used tourism trademark in the world. The symbol and logo were created in 1932 by Zurich graphic designer Walter Herdeg.

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29. June 2018

20th / 21st century | Culture

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The long road to enlargement

Behind what in 2016 became reality lay over 100 years of planning. Funding issues, quarrels and a retirement stood in the way of enlarging the National Museum throughout the 20th century.

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