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MoneyMuseum Zurich

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Your Visit

For visits please call the following number: 

+41 44 242 76 80, send an e-mail to info@sunflower.ch (you may indicate your preferences or interests) or book directly an appointment online.

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You can explore the MoneyMuseum alone or in groups with the help of AudioGuide and captions, or delve into the books in the library. You can also book an introduction. This is free of charge. Please inform us about the desired date so that we can be there for you. We are looking forward to your visit.

book a visit or send an e-mail to info@sunflower.ch


Money consultation Monday afternoon

Imagine entering a world where money is not just a medium of exchange, but a key to undreamt-of possibilities. During our conversation, we can open the door to this realm - regardless of whether you already have a map in your hand or are simply curious about the treasures to be discovered. You have three possibilities:

  • your personal compass: come with your own idea and we will navigate together through the intriguing landscape of the money world.
  • a treasure map for explorers: download our booklet '100 ways through the world of money' and immerse yourself in short videos and texts. We can discuss all of these topics.
  • an inspiring universe: let yourself be enchanted in our exhibition room, where every corner reveals a new perspective on a topic.

Write to me at info@sunflower.ch. I, Jurg Conzett, founder of the MoneyMuseum, look forward to accompanying you on this eventful journey.

see our video money discussion.

                                                                  audio guide

                                                               

Main Exhibition: A Kaleidoscope of Beautiful Books

Words Like Paintings 
A Kaleidoscope of Beautiful Books

What makes a book beautiful? Is it the cover, the paper, the printing quality, the illustrations or even the content? This is the question the MoneyMuseum presents in its exhibition “Words Like Paintings – A Kaleidoscope of Beautiful Books”. See for yourself which of the books in the exhibition you find the most beautiful.


We’ll be presenting private press books and artist’s books, and exploring the English Arts and Crafts movement. But we’ll also be telling the stories of some truly Swiss phenomena, such as the Olten Book Lovers Association, the Zurich-based magazine du and the Manesse library of world literature. This exhibition aims to show its visitors one thing: behind every beautiful book are people who love beautiful books!


The exhibition will also be accompanied by a catalogue entitled: “Words Like Paintings. Reflections on Beautiful Books.”

Traditional Means of Payment (upper floor)

Traditional Means of Payment

Traditional societies have a hierarchical organization. The position of a person, and with it his prestige, depends not on how much he possesses, but on how many goods he has given to the other members of the society.

Library (lower floor)

Link Collection MoneyMuseum

Roman Coin Collection (exhibition room)

Roman Coins Introduction

 

 

As a rule, coins are manufactured to be recognized as a reliable currency in the largest possible geographic area. The recognition effect was important – for instance, the most successful coins from Greek antiquity, the tetradrachms introduced by the Athenians and by Alexander the Great, featured the same image for more than one and a half centuries.

The denarii of the Roman Republic, on the other hand, are a completely different matter. Here, the coin motifs change quicker than the years. We find everything: scenes from the past, allusions to the present, images of everyday political life, buildings, people, and of course deities. The ones responsible seem to have squeezed their whole world into the small space a denarius provides for coin motifs.

Coins (online)

a 10-minute introduction

 

Over 2000 coins from all over the world in high-resolution for download.

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