An exhibition on life, death and dealing with danger.
Women born in Switzerland in 2018 have an average life expectancy of 85.4 years. In 85.4 years, you can do plenty of things. And yet, eventually, it all comes to an end. The many advances in medicine haven’t changed anything about the fact that people die.
So, how do we deal with that? What role does death play in our lives? Do we repress the thought of death? Do we try to delay it by any means possible? Is life per se or just a life worth living valuable? What do we need to believe that death has a purpose? What do we risk our lives for? And to what extent are we willing to restrict ourselves to be able to live a longer life? How much comfort are we willing to give up so that others can survive? And is it reasonable to economically ruin the entire world in order to save some ten thousands of human lives?
No, this exhibition will not answer any of these questions. Instead it deals with how questions and answers regarding death and the hope for eternal life have changed over time.
Follow us on our journey through the centuries with books from the MoneyMuseum’s library. We start with an unknown plague...
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Tram 9/10, Bus 33: Seilbahn Rigiblick > 23 (Seilbahn Rigiblick): Hadlaubstrasse
Until Thu, 04/03/2021
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