19.09.2014 - 18.01.2015
A tie tells us a lot about its wearer: his social standing, aesthetic preferences, or political stance, for example. Men’s fashion has rediscovered the tie in recent years. Free from the conventions and strict dress codes of the past, even the younger generation increasingly includes ties in their outfits again. The exhibition at the Swiss National Museum is a result of this new-found currency, showcasing the accessory in all its facets and in different media.
The exhibition covers the historical evolution of the tie since the seventeenth century, its role in women’s fashion and in rock music, as well as its occurence in literature and art. The Swiss National Museum’s comprehensive textile archives form a central element of the show, including the most important tie fabric manufacturers from the Zurich region, like Weisbrod-Zürrer, Robt. Schwarzenbach & Co., Gessner, and Stehli Seiden among others. Additionally, visitors are presented with exhibits from international lenders, for example rare ties from the Rosenborg Collection in Denmark and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, tie pins from the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, or artworks from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Thu 10 am – 7 pm
Open on public holidays
Adults CHF 10 | red. CHF 8
Children up to 16 years free of charge
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