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Ethnographic Museum

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In its changing exhibitions and captivating events, the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich displays symbolic objects and rare documents to bring the world of non-European cultures closer to its visitors. Students and other interested persons are welcome to use our comprehensive library and explore our film, photography, sound and document archive.

Opening Hours

Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday: closed
Free Entry.

Address

University of Zurich
Ethnographic Museum
Pelikanstrasse 40
8001 Zurich
Phone +41 44 634 90 11

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Current Events

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    14.4.2024, 12:00: Zwischenbilanz zur Werkstattreihe: Museum als Prozess
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  • Thu, 18.4.
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    18.4.2024, 18:00: Plünderungen am Ende des chinesischen Kaiserreiches?
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  • Thu, 18.4.
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    18.4.2024, 19:00: Die Kaiserinwitwe Cixi und das Ende des Kaiserreiches
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  • Sun, 21.4.
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    21.4.2024, 15:00: Kreuzstichtechnik oder Kindheitserinnerung – Was geschieht, wenn verschiedene Perspektiven verknüpft werden?
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  • Thu, 2.5.
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    2.5.2024, 18:00: Welche Wissenswelten treffen am Objekt aufeinander? Die Rolle des Kontextes bei der Betrachtung von Museumsobjekten
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  • Thu, 2.5.
    19:00 Uhr
    2.5.2024, 19:00: Wild Plants
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  • Sun, 12.5.
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    12.5.2024, 11:00: Wie sind die Objekte aus China nach Zürich gekommen?
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  • Sun, 12.5.
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    12.5.2024, 13:00: Nachbarn auch in Beijing? Plünderungen durch deutsche und franz?sische Truppen im Boxerkrieg
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  • Sun, 12.5.
    15:00 Uhr
    12.5.2024, 15:00: Plünderware aus dem Boxerkrieg in Schweizer ethnologischen Sammlungen? Erste Bilanz des gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekts
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  • Thu, 16.5.
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    16.5.2024, 18:00: Begegnungen in der Gegenwart. Erfahrungsbericht einer Reise nach Sri Lanka
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  • Sun, 26.5.
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    26.5.2024, 13:00: Voices of Ko Aswál – Documentary film and discussion
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  • Sun, 26.5.
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    26.5.2024, 15:00: Ko Aswál: Voces de un Reencuentro – Documental y discusión
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  • Thu, 6.6.
    18:00 Uhr
    6.6.2024, 18:00: Was k?nnen Objekte erz?hlen? ?ber die Identit?t und Biografie von beduinischen Stickereien aus der Negev-Wüste
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  • Thu, 6.6.
    19:00 Uhr
    6.6.2024, 19:00: Carmen: No Fear of Freedom
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  • Sun, 16.6.
    11:30 Uhr
    16.6.2024, 11:30: Singhalesische Trommeln: Zwischen ?D?monen? und Menschen
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  • Thu, 20.6.
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    20.6.2024, 19:00: Gefangene des Schicksals
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  • Sat, 22.6.
    14:00 Uhr
    22.6.2024, 14:00: Stempeln und Drucken – eine gestalterische Entdeckungsreise
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Workpieces? 5 Questions on Negev Bedouin Embroideries from their Descendants’ View

More about Workpieces? 5 Questions on Negev Bedouin Embroideries from their Descendants’ View

The Ethnographic Museum is showcasing embroidered Bedouin textiles from the Negev desert, including their origins and the context in which they were created.
Until 15 September 2024.

Mask Dances? 5 Questions on Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka

More about Mask Dances? 5 Questions on Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka

The Ethnographic Museum is displaying masks, costumes and ritual objects from Sri Lanka. The exhibition creates space for encounters and questions the museum's own history.
Until 15 September 2024.

Looted Goods? 5 Questions on Objects from China at the End of the Imperial Era

More about Looted Goods? 5 Questions on Objects from China at the End of the Imperial Era

The workshop exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum shines a light on objects that may have been looted from China.
Until 12 May 2024.

Business Idea? 5 Questions on 'the Qbject Set’ from Noanamá, Colombia

More about Business Idea? 5 Questions on 'the Qbject Set’ from Noanamá, Colombia

A workspace exhibition at the Ethno­gra­phic Museum explores the commer­cial collec­ting practice and the rela­tion­ships it creates.
Until 14 April 2024.

Honeymoon? 5 Questions on the ‘Hans Paasche Collection’ from East Africa

More about Honeymoon? 5 Questions on the ‘Hans Paasche Collection’ from East Africa

The workshop exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum provides insights into current research between ethnology and provenance research.
Until 14 April 2024.

Video: 5 Questions on the Collections (in German)

More about Video: 5 Questions on the Collections (in German)

With the exhibition series "5 Questions on the Collections", the Ethnographic Museum is making its museum work visible and inviting people to look at the collections and objects from ever new perspectives.

JAPARI – Our living memory

More about JAPARI – Our living memory

Meet the magic of kené – ancestral Shipibo-Konibo geometric designs, which are usually illu­strated in tapes­tries or ceramics. Online exhi­bi­tion in Spanish, French, German and 明升体育_明升体育备用网址-app|平台|官网.