Zurich - Christmas and Cribs

National Museum Zurich 21.11.2019 - 05.01.2020

The traditional exhibition of nativity scenes at the National Museum Zurich has been part of the Advent season for many years. Now it’s being presented with a whole new look. Nestled in a fairy-tale winter forest, nativity scenes from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia are on display. A particular focus has been placed on the materials. Depending on the region, the tableaux are made from clay, paper, wood or plant fibres. Photographs from the past 100 years also provide an insight into Christmas traditions around the world. 



26 November 2019