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Current Exhibitions

  • Workpieces? Five Questions on Negev Bedouin Embroideries from their Descendants

    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? Five 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.

  • Animals on the Move

    The collection of the Natural History Museum of the University of Zurich comprises over a million objects, now being moved into the new collection storage depot. A special exhibition at the new museum reveals what a major undertaking such a move is. Until 30 September.

  • 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 English.

  • 360° Exhibitions

    The Ethnographic Museum is making past exhibitions available in the virtual space using 360° documentation.


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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.