Schweizer Finanzmuseum

In a multimedia exhibition, the first and only financial museum in Switzerland – a country known for its banks – explains the origins of the economic system and the role of the stock market. Find out all there is to know about the Swiss financial market and experience economic history and modern innovations in a way that is entertaining and uses a variety of different media. We show you the importance of the Swiss financial sector for daily life. Prepare to be surprised.

Special Exhibition, starting from 30 August 2024: "art.power(s).wealth"

Art goes far beyond mere aesthetics; the art market is an important economic structure that moves around considerable sums of money. Because art powers wealth. Be it as an investment, in a collection or as a museum exhibit, art has an intrinsic and material value, as can be seen by the exorbitant prices some pieces yield. This exhibition aims at casting a light on the various ways in which art and finance are intertwined, including the development of these interrelations – particularly when it comes to paintings. It will show what roles the players on the market are cast in, what parallels there are to the stock market and how art influences the economy and vice versa. But the art market also has a dark side: Compared to the financial market, which is much more regulated, it is more likely to be subject to criticism for tax evasion and money laundering. The exhibition also includes historical securities from players in the art market as well as art on shares.