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Moments of Remembering and Forgetting
The picture shows a detail of the lintels. You can see a relief with a snake on it.
A piece of leather on which are printed human beings (far right) and a skull (far left). It is a sort of family tree with topografical features.
Remembering and forgetting are ever-present features of life. The exhibition playfully reveals the manifold practices people rely on to recall specific moments in life, from birth to death, but also to forget about them. War and peace, colonialism and independence: the exhibits on display show similarities and differences in how significant events in society are passed on by word of mouth, carved in stone, or, as the case may be, never disclosed.
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Museum details

Münsterplatz 20
+41 61 266 56 00
Opening hours

47.557224, 7.590655