Homo migrans

Migration is a constant in human history, and the reasons for our comings and goings are varied. The exhibition covers a long period in history, beginning with the first human beings in Africa, then charting their gradual spread across the globe two million years ago and culminating in a look at Switzerland today. Traces and stories left behind by immigrants and emigrants show how their plans succeeded or failed: from Switzerland’s first settlers to those searching for a better life overseas; from persecuted religious groups to refugees who were taken in; and from labour migration to the multicultural Swiss national football team.