Exhibition ‘Switzerland elsewhere’

From 13 April to 29 September 2019, the Swiss Abroad will be featured in the Swiss History Forum in Schwyz as part of the exhibition ‘Switzerland elsewhere’.


Among other things, the exhibition addresses the foundation of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad and has fascinating stories to tell about past and present migrants. With the help of extraordinary exhibits, photographs, and films, the exhibition shines a light on a number of exceptional people – like, for example, ‘Müller the Turk’ from Lucerne, who enjoyed a career as director of the Oriental Railway in Istanbul, or the humble story of Johann Jakob Locher from Spiecher who tried his luck on the goldfields of Victoria. Explanations of the exhibition are available in German, French, Italian and English.


Read more about it (in German) on SwissInfo

Find more details on the National Museum website

Want to know more about Johann Jakob Locher? You find the eBook here