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Pharmacy Museum Basel

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The "Pharmacy museum" contains collections of old pharmaceuticals, pharmacy furniture, laboratory utensils, ceramics, instruments, books, art- and craftwork. The museum is situated in the old house "Zum Vorderen Sessel", where the famous humanist Erasmus and the alchemist Paracelsus once dwelled.

The museum contains the following collections:

Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777)

This website is intended to serve as a platform for all who are interested in Haller and his times.

It offers an abundantly illustrated introduction to Haller’s life and work, information about the principal fields of endeavour in which he was engaged, insights into past and present research, and an index of the large body of Haller’s original writings available online.

The Swiss polymath Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777) was one of the central figures of the century of the Enlightenment. As a poet and scholar, physician and botanist, collector and encyclopaedist, university professor and experimental researcher, society president and correspondent, renowned author and influential reviewer, magistrate and orthodox Christian, he reflects many of the intellectual movements, events, and conditions of his time.

Passe-Partout - International Bank of Printers' Ornaments

The aim of Passe-Partout is to make available to researchers in the field of book history an international database of printers' ornaments.

Built around archives of locally-provided data, Passe-Partout operates on the non-profit basis of exchange and cooperation.

All users can freely consult the database of ornaments and make use of the information they find.

Fondation de l'Hermitage

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The Fondation de l’Hermitage is housed in a 19th-century residence and is devoted to holding temporary exhibitions on fine arts.

Swiss Finance Museum

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The Swiss Finance Museum offers a new multimedia exhibition, illustrating the origins of the economic system as well as the major significance of the financial market and its infrastructure for our everyday life.

The exhibition focuses on stock exchange trading, the capital market, financial instruments, payment transactions and technical objects which demonstrate the exemplary innovation of the financial industry.

Castle of Prangins

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Besides temporary exhibitions, the Castle of Prangins shows also two permanent exhibitions:

Art Museum Lucerne

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The special exhibitions of the Art Museum Lucerne feature contemporary Art.

The collection of the Art Museum Lucerne consists primarily of Swiss artworks from the Renaissance to the present day:

Watch Museum of Le Locle

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The museum shows temporary and permanent exhibitions:
• Times of Time: comprehension and measurement of time
• Times of the Watch: technical evolution of watches from the Renaissance to our day
• Maurice Yves Sandoz: watches, jewelry, automatons and literary works of Sandoz
• Henri Jeanmaire: clocks and pieces of furniture
• Frédéric Savoye: Swiss and French clocks
• Alfred Huguenin: Neuchâtel clocks

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