No matter if you can't make it to us in Zurich or - that's what we wish for you - would like to prepare for your visit at home in peace and quiet: We can only recommend our Shorthand Stories to you. Shorthand Stories means nothing to you? Here you get a virtual tour through our most exciting topics. Texts garnished with informative illustrations, great pictures and short films that let you dive deep into the respective topic. And all this in the comfort of your sofa. Just the right thing if you are a fresh expert and want to be guided through our exhibition and have a competent discussion with us.
Books are carriers of ideas. Books reflect their time and their world. Books contain the compressed knowledge of mankind, and they only live when they are opened and read. In our Bookophile magazine, we present the most exciting books in our library. Be enchanted by the beauty of these bibliophile treasures and immerse yourself in their fascinating stories. We take you on a journey through the cultural history of mankind since the beginning of printing.
China used to be the epitome of exoticism, wealth and wisdom. Today, we think of product piracy, state despotism and an enemy of democracy. The problem is: we see the Middle Kingdom through the lens of our own values and norms - and misunderstand much without even realizing it. The key is to understand, not to agree. With the ChinaForum, the MoneyMuseum offers a format in which renowned experts present their expertise of Chinese history, politics and culture to a broad public. The lectures serve as a basis for subsequent discussion and mutual exchange. We do not need to fear the world power China, we need to understand it better.
- Every quarter, the MoneyMuseum holds a lecture evening on a specific topic related to China.
- Location: Club Baur au Lac, Zurich. Number of participants limited to 50.
- Periodically the MoneyMuseum organizes a discussion evening, depending on the topicality of the subject.
- Location: MoneyMuseum, Hadlaubstrasse 106, 8006 Zurich. Number of participants limited to 20.
New economic education aims to reconnect economics to society. What does that mean? The current textbook canon, as it introduces students to economics worldwide, has hardly changed since the 1980s. It has a market-liberal bias, and prospective economists are expected to memorize and reproduce primarily standardized knowledge. This knowledge pretends to describe the world in purely mathematical terms, but its theoretical models have become increasingly disconnected from reality. This education is not up to date in terms of content or didactics and is described by many students as a tunnel experience.
This is dramatic, because economics is not a niche subject, but a central course of study for teachers, journalists, business economists and decision-makers. These educational deficits thus have a direct impact on our entire society.
This is where the New Economic Education comes in. Economic education should become contemporary - something many students have been demanding for a long time. Economics must take more account of society and its environment in all its facets. This is one goal of the cooperation between MoneyMuseum and Cusanus University. At the Cusanus University of Applied Sciences, entirely new economics courses have been tested, improved and revised. From this experience, MoneyMuseum and Cusanus Hochschule create materials and courses for students of other universities, pupils, journalists and adult education. At the MoneyMuseum, Florian Bally-Rommel is responsible for the development of these teaching and learning materials.
Take a philosophical look at money and society: You can do that in our money courses. With a clear structure, we introduce central topics of money philosophy, but never dull. The texts do not request any specialist knowledge and are supplemented by graphics, illustrations and short videos.