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Exotic? Switzerland Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment – Exhibition

24.09.2020 - 28.02.2021
Palais de Rumine, Place de la Riponne 6, 1005 Lausanne

The museums of the Palais de Rumine are presenting a new shared and interdisciplinary exhibition. How can we define what is “exotic” in Switzerland or elsewhere? “Exotic?” examines the relationships between Switzerland and elsewhere during the Age of the Enlightenment, while aiming for a better understanding of world views and the stereotypes which arise from them, and making the link to the 21st century.




Exhibition catalogs:

English Edition: Exotic Switzerland? – Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment
French Edition: Une Suisse exotique ? – Regarder l’ailleurs en Suisse au siècle des Lumières