Collection

Post &
Transport

Thousands of objects tell the vibrant history of the Swiss Post: from the 19th-century military uniform worn by postilions to the colourful cycling jersey from 2000 worn by professional cycling team «Post Swiss Team»; from the 1894 stage coach operating along the Meiringen - Gletsch route to the first bendy bus travelling under to Swiss Post banner from 1973.More

 

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Philately

Basle Dove or Penny Black, William Tell or Princess Diana, Globi or Mickey Mouse? Every stamp tells a story and reflects its time. The Museum of Communication owns one of the world's largest and most valuable collections of national and international stamps.More

 

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Telegraphy
& Telephony

Since Samuel Morse linked the cities of Baltimore and Washington with his electric telegraph in 1844, a plethora of new devices has been revolutionising the communication between people. The collection, with its hundreds of items, documents the stages in the development towards an information society.More

 

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Radio
& TV

In addition to rare radio and TV sets, early broadcasting vans and full studio equipment exemplify the history of Radio and TV. The collection documents how radio became the «window to the world» in the 1930s and how in the 1950s TV brought the world into the living room.More

 

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Computer

It wasn't too long ago that electromechanical punched-card systems formed the basis for mainframe computers weighing several tons. Today communication without the help of incredibly light micro computers would be unthinkable. The collection documents the technological change from the middle of the 20th century all the way into the present day.More

 

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Art

The art collection highlights the multi-faceted dialogue between art and communication. The collection is made up of both national and international works of art, containing art works, drawn both from visual arts and the realm of New Media.More

 

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PTT Archive

The PTT archive preserves the history of Post, Telegraph and Telephone in Switzerland. It's the historical  company archive of Swiss Post and Swisscom. The collected original documents go from the establishment of the Federal Post in 1849 to the privatisation of the PTT companies in 1997.More

 

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Museum of Communication
Library / PTT Archive

Around 90,000 titles are available to users in the Special Academic Library at the PTT archive, the Philately Library and the Reference Library at the Museum of Communication. The origins of the library go back to the foundation of the Postal Directorate Central Library in 1893.More

 

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Databases

and Research