The Ethnographic Collection

Electric Christmas ornaments: string of lights from the "Philips" company, in original box.
Electric Christmas ornaments: string of lights from the «Philips» company, in original box.
Unlike other collections at the museum, the Ethnographic Collection is not conclusively defined. On the one hand it contains certain items listed by its former curator, Dr Walter Trachsler, in his work Systematik kulturhistorischer Sachgüter (A systematic approach to physical evidence in cultural history); on the other it is the repository of all those objects not assigned to a particular collection. Furthermore, it also encompasses practically the entire store of items from the 20th and 21st centuries pertaining to an ethnographic subject area, in particular objects of everyday, artisanal and industrial use. More




Contact Curator

Bernhard Schüle
bernard.schuele@snm.admin.ch
Collections & Documentation
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
CH-8021 Zurich

Tel. +41 (0)44 218 65 11
Fax. +41 (0)44 211 29 49

Swiss National Museum
Sammlungszentrum
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CH-8910 Affoltern a. Albis

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