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For over 45 years, the Museum of the Swiss Abroad has been telling the story of the Swiss and Switzerland differently, through the eyes of men and women who left their homeland – for a while or forever – and made their mark on the wider world.
Originally the museum focused on one aspect of Swiss emigration – foreign military service, and then branched out to explore other socio-professional categories :
merchants, bankers, engineers, craftsmen, artists, scientists, explorers, missionaries, diplomats, correspondents, humanitarian delegates, adventurers…Through various exhibitions visitors can rediscover history, seen in a new light.