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Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Library

Tu – Fr 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Su 12/22/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Fourth Advent

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Eve

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Library

Tu – Fr 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Su 12/22/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Fourth Advent

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Eve

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Focus

Focus Indiennes: ‘Colonial heritage and the West’s responsibility’

27.11.2019 | 18:30 – 20:00

with Pankaj Mishra, Schriftsteller/Novelist

Indian novelist Pankaj Mishra (Age of Anger) in conversation with Bruno Ziauddin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Das Magazin. Pankaj Mishra, novelist and essayist, lives in London and in Northern India. He writes regularly for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books. In 2014, he won the Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding for his book From the Ruins of Empire.

In cooperation with the Tages-Anzeiger.

National Museum Zurich | Auditorium Willy G. S. Hirzel

English

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Schedule

18.00 Doors open, Willy G.S. Hirzel Auditorium
18.30 Event begins: Conversation with Pankaj Mishra
20.00 Event ends

The exhibition

In the 17th century indiennes – printed and painted cotton fabrics from India – became a popular commodity in Europe. Western manufacturers, including scores of Swiss companies, started producing their own versions of these precious items and very soon indiennes were everywhere. The exhibition at the National Museum tells the story of the production of these textiles, discusses colonial heritage and travels the trade routes between India, Europe and Switzerland. Very worth seeing are the many sumptuous fabrics, including valuable works on loan from Switzerland and abroad.

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