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  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Library

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  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Closed on public holidays. Closed 29.7.-19.8.2024 (Stocktaking)

Special opening times

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 19:00

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00
    18:00 - 23:59

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 0:00 - 2:00
    10:00 - 17:00

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

  • Family Day 20.10.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • Christmas 25.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 27.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 28.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 29.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 30.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Eve 31.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Day 01.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Berchtold 02.01.2025 10:00 - 19:00

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.friday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Library

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Closed on public holidays. Closed 29.7.-19.8.2024 (Stocktaking)

Special opening times

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 19:00

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00
    18:00 - 23:59

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 0:00 - 2:00
    10:00 - 17:00

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

  • Family Day 20.10.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • Christmas 25.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 27.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 28.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 29.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • 30.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Eve 31.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Day 01.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Berchtold 02.01.2025 10:00 - 19:00

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Performance

AMEERICA!

Aufbruch zu neuen Ufern. Geschichten aus der Schweiz

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with Hildegard Keller, Sandra Suter and Krishan Krone

Vor 150 Jahren wanderten viele Schweizerinnen und Schweizer aus, darunter viele aus dem Tessin.  Zuerst nur die Männer, dann auch ganze Familien. Ihr wichtigstes Ziel war Amerika, die USA im Norden und im Süden vor allem Argentinien, Uruguay oder Brasilien. Dort seien sie «wie umgetopfte Pflanzen» gewesen, schrieb eine dieser Emigrantinnen. Von ihr und anderen, die zu neuen Ufern aufbrachen, erzählen wir. Mit Musik von Fernweh und Heimweh.

Bild: Bloomlight Productions

Entry 17:30 Uhr

Landesmuseum Zürich
Auditorium Willy G. S. Hirzel

Museumstrasse 2
8021 Zürich

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Hildegard Keller

Porträt von Hildegard Keller.
Autorin, Filmemacherin, Literaturwissenschaftlerin, Stadtführerin

Sandra Suter

Archivbild Sandra Suter Performance Ameerica
Sängerin, Komponistin, Vocal Coach

Krishan Krone

Archivbild Krishan Krone Performance Ameerica
Schauspieler, Mime, Sprecher, Regisseur

The exhibition

Key-Visual der Ausstellung "Weg aus der Schweiz"

Well into the 20th century, Switzerland was a country of emigration. Just a few generations ago, economic hardship was driving thousands of Swiss to emigrate to places like France, Brazil and the USA. The exhibition ‘Leaving Switzerland’ tells the dramatic stories of women, men and families who left here to try their luck in far-off lands. But even today, emigration is still a topical issue. Around 800,000 Swiss citizens currently live abroad. They’re often referred to as the ‘Fifth Switzerland’ and they also have their part in the exhibition.

More about the exhibition