5 January 2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, the Swiss Literary Archives and numerous other institutions are celebrating the writer and painter with exhibitions, publications, outreach activities, conferences and lectures.
From 4 March to 30 June 2021 we turn our attention to meat, following it from the table back via the butcher’s shop and the slaughterhouse to the farm. We reveal what’s in the meat we consume, where it comes from, and where its future lies. The exhibition features fascinating objects from the collections of the Swiss National Library, including Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s visions of butchers, Daniel Spoerri’s Eat Art, Bell sausage advertisements and much more.
Discover the thought of Jean Starobinski online, in the first virtual exhibition on his work. It has been developed by the Swiss Literary Archives in association with EPFL+ECAL Lab. "Jean Starobinski. Relations critiques" has won the “Le Meilleur du Web” award in the user experience category.
Women in Switzerland were granted the right to vote in federal elections in 1971. "Vote Now! An Exhibition about Suffrage", which runs from 9 September 2021 to 14 January 2022, looks at who is entitled to vote and stand for election in Switzerland.