BEGUILING APPEARANCE - MURKY SHADOWS?

A SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY

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SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
IN CANTINE DI GANDRIA


Bern Museum Night 2015

Bern Museum Night 2015

The Swiss Customs Museum in Cantine di Gandria, on the shore of Lake Lugano, is an institution of the Confederation and, just like the Bellevue Palace Hotel in Bern, is part of the Federal Department of Finance (FDF).

For one time only, the "Smugglers' Museum" will be a guest exhibit at the 2015 Bern Museum Night and will present the tasks performed by Customs and the Border Guard in spectacular surroundings.

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REFUGE - PROTECTION - HUMANITY

ABOUT THE WORK OF THE UNHCR

Worldwide there are some 43 million people in search of refuge. They are fleeing from persecution, war and violence. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works to ensure protection for refugees and ensures that the human rights of refugees are upheld worldwide.

The first person that refugees arriving in Switzerland encounter is often a border guard. The exhibition portrays what it is like to be a refugee, what the UNHCR does for people in crisis zones and how Switzerland, traditionally a haven for refugees, fulfils its humanitarian role.