The Swiss Foundation for the History of the Post and Telecommunications
The Swiss Foundation for the History of the Post and Telecommunications is the entity behind the Museum of Communication. The foundation guards the nation’s communication heritage and makes that heritage accessible to a wide public.
As a non-profit organisation created in 1996 by the Swiss Confederation (PTT), the foundation’s purpose is to collect and conserve items relating to the development of communication, as well as providing the relevant information. The foundation directs and operates a museum devoted to the history and development of communication. Formerly the PTT Museum, it was taken over in 1997 by the foundation, renamed the Museum of Communication, and subsequently entirely refurbished. The Museum of Communication is open to the public. In 1998, following the dissolution of the PTT, responsibility for the foundation was transferred to its legal heirs, Swiss Post and Swisscom AG.
In 1999, the foundation was mandated by Swiss Post and Swisscom AG to administer the PTT History Archive and Library. Since then the PTT Archive has been managed by the Museum of Communication.
The Swiss Foundation for the History of the Post and Telecommunications is not a funding foundation. That is to say, it does not accept third-party applications for project financing.