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Museums and Collections

Preserve, Research, Share – The University of Zurich’s museums are committed to preserving valuable cultural artifacts and to communicating research findings to the general public. With its teaching and research museums, UZH demonstrates its willingness to share knowledge and to contribute to the cultural memory of Switzerland – and the world.

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Sammelobjekte im Museum

Mask Dances? Five Questions on Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka

More about Mask Dances? Five Questions on Ritual Costumes from Sri Lanka

The workspace exhibition showcases newly acquired masks, costumes and ritual objects from Sri Lanka.
Until 15 September 2024.

The workshop exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum shines a light on objects that may have been looted from China.
Until 12 May 2024.

A workspace exhibition at the Ethno­gra­phic Museum explores the commer­cial collec­ting practice and the rela­tion­ships it creates. Until 21 January 2024.

Ellen and Hans Paasche


The workshop exhibition provides insights into current research between ethnology, provenance research and collaboration with experts from the region of origin. Until 21 January 2024.

Visual of the exhibition

JAPARI – Our living memory

More about JAPARI – Our living memory

Meet the magic of kené – ancestral Shipibo-Konibo geometric designs, which are usually illu­strated in tapes­tries or ceramics. Online exhi­bi­tion in Spanish, French, German and English.

Support for the realization of Exhibitions

The exhibition services supports UZH museum staff in the planning and implementation of exhibitions.