Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Schweizer Finanzmuseum celebrates its 5th Anniversary

In its Permanent Exhibition the Swiss Finanzmuseum explains the origins of the economic system and the role of the stock market. This unique museum is home to a collection of 10,000 historic securities from more than 150 countries. 

Key historical pieces, combined with interactive videos and animations, historical film recordings and interviews, tell the story of the development of our modern financial economy. The museum, since 2017 located at the new headquarters of SIX in Zurich, celebrates its 5th Anniversary.

Schweizer Finanzmuseum
view on the Permanent Exhibition 
image courtesy Schweizer Finanzmuseum

The museum welcomes the public to its Open Day on July 2, 2022 from 11 am to 3 pm with a dedicated program : 
  • 11 am - 12 pm: Combined tour (permanent and special exhibition), in German
  • 12h30-1 pm: Guided tour through the special exhibition Sport & Geld, in German
  • 1 pm -1h30 pm: Guided tour through the special exhibition Sport & Geld, in English 
  • 2 pm - 3 pm: Combined tour (permanent and special exhibition), in German

Participants of the Open Day should register here

This stunning 500 Lire share from Pirelli, printed by the Milan-based security printer Brevetti Calcografia e Cartevalori was issued in 1947. It is one of several antique shares on display in the Sport & Geld special exhibition. Pirelli, one of the top tyre manufacturers in the world, sponsored sport competitions since the start of the 20th century. Its financial backing was/is important to e.g. the FIA Formula One World Championship, football club Inter Milan, the Chinese Super League (football), the Hungarian Grands Prix (motorsport) and the Alpine World Ski Championship. 
image courtesy Schweizer Finanzmuseum 

The current special exhibition Sport & Geld shows why money plays such an important role in sports. Using the sports of Formula 1, tennis, equestrian sports, soccer and skiing, the exhibition gives a glimpse of the financial aspect of physical exercise. Sport & Geld can be seen until July 15, 2022. On display here are a dozen historical shares. 

The museum then closes for the conversion up to and including August 25, 2022. Its new special exhibition Banks in Transition: from Counters to Apps will features securities as well.  The opening of this new exhibition is planned for the end of August.

More info can be found here (German), or there (English).


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