Museums – “The Unleashed Money – The Story of an Invention”: This is the name of an exhibition that the Bern Historical Museum will open on (tomorrow) Thursday. It shows milestones from the history of money and invites you to examine our monetary system.
According to a statement, the multimedia show addresses the question of where the large sums of money that are currently being circulated in the corona pandemic come from. It will also be discussed whether the complexity of today’s monetary system can still be understood at all.
“The invention of money has fundamentally changed our lives – economically, socially and emotionally. We want to convey this to visitors with the exhibition experience,” says curator David Iselin according to the communiqué.
“Chez Dagobert”: This is the name of a bar that is integrated into the show. There, mediators, so-called “money hosts”, invite visitors to exchange information on money issues. In this way, the audience should be able to better “digest” what they have seen and heard.
Bernese rapper Tommy Vercetti invites you to “Money Talks” on seven evenings in March and April. Vercetti, alias Simon Küffer, researches money at the Bern University of the Arts. He discusses cryptocurrencies or the aesthetics of money with a variety of guests. On the weekend of 11./12. November is the “aha” from Lucerne, a festival for knowledge, guest at the Bern Museum.
Together with the National Bank
The Bernisches Historisches Museum is collaborating with the Swiss National Bank for “Unleashed Money”. After the conversion of the so-called Kaiserhaus in Bern, she wants to set up a visitor center there on the topics of money, monetary policy and central banks from 2024. The Imperial House belongs to the National Bank.
The exhibition offers the opportunity to feel the pulse of the public with a view to the planned center and thus to track down the currently relevant questions, says museum director Thomas Pauli-Gabi according to the announcement. The Bernisches Historisches Museum will run the visitor center in the former department store.