What is the definition of ‘exotic’ in Switzerland or elsewhere? This changing notion still conditions the way we look at the world today. Two centuries ago Switzerland had a different view of countries of Europe and other continents and its inhabitants. The exhibition explores the relationship between Switzerland and abroad in the Age of Enlightenment but also offers a link to the 21st century and an understanding of the (changed) worldviews. Numerous activities, artistic installations and collaborations with other cultural and historical institutions accompany this exhibition, which also addresses current and sensitive topics.