The collection area Zeitzeugen (contemporary witnesses) charts social, political, economic and cultural events in Switzerland from 1945 to the present day on the basis of various thematic focuses and selected criteria (single objects) as well as contexts of life (ensembles).
The topics are politics (events and social movements), the economy (products and technologies), culture, entertainment, media, sport, advertising, mobility, consumption (private household, trend products) as well as public and private space (e.g. office fixtures and fittings).
Miner’s helmet with safety lamp. Worn during the construction of the Gotthard base tunnel. 2010.