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Swiss National Museum - Online collection

The online collection is a presentation platform of the collections of the Swiss National Museum.

Descriptions of the collection areas as well as images of numerous collection highlights and additional collection objects are available online.

Swiss Heritage Society

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The Swiss Heritage Society is dedicated to the advancement of Switzerland’s architectural heritage. Its focus is on the preservation of important landmarks, the development of the structural environment, and the promotion of good architectural design.

Phototheca Afghanica

Phototheca Afghanica is a project of the Foundation Bibliotheca Afghanica to safeguard and identify old photographs from Afghanistan. The aim of the project is not only the physical safeguarding of old photographs and related documents, but also to create awareness of the rich cultural heritage of the country and making use of this knowledge for the reconstruction of Afghanistan and its society.

The photos coming from differents collections are online available. The holding can be researched by collection and series or by browsing the images.

Jewish Museum of Switzerland

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The Museum presents objects of different forms and provenance. Its aims to Jewish customs and ceremonies. The exhibited items are grouped as follows:

Königsfelden Convent Church

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The colourful church windows are among the highlights of Late Medieaval European glass-painting.
Illustrations of the glass windows are available online.

Swiss National Museum

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The permanent exhibitions present Swiss cultural history from its beginnings to the present, and give an insight into Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of Swiss history and culture. Temporary exhibitions on current topics add to the experience.

National Museum Zurich

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In addition to special exhibitions, the National Museum Zurich presents permanent exhibitions concerning the following thematic areas:

Polish Museum in Rapperswil

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The Museum of the Polish culture and history occupies the second floor of the castle in Rapperswil and reflects the changeable history of the institution. It certifies centuries old history of the Polish - Swiss relations, the activities of the Swiss in Poland and the Polish in Switzerland. It shows the Polish traditions, the history of fights for independence and faith, the history of the "Solidarity" movement and winning the independence back in 1989. A special place in the Museum´s collection belongs to the Second Rifle Division, interned in Switzerland.

Archives of Contemporary History (AfZ)

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The Archives of Contemporary History (AfZ) contain written, audio and visual documents coming from private ownership on Swiss history from the 19th century until present days. The main documentation centres concern the following topics:

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