North America Native Museum (NONAM)
NONAM celebrates its 50th Anniversary
June, Sat 15th / Sun 16th, 2013
It’s been 50 years since the City of Zurich first established a museum for Native American cultures. What was formerly called the «Indianermuseum der Stadt Zürich» is today known as the North American Native Museum or simply NONAM, a vivid museum which now also includes Inuit cultures. Join us in our celebration of indigenous arts and cultures of North America. With Native American and First Nations guests, with music and dance, ceremony, art and children's program.
More details and festival agenda available in May on this website.
LEARNING TO SURVIVE
Education in Native American and Inuit cultures
Special Exhibition, May 8, 2013 through February 28, 2014
Learning without school?
In the special exhibition «Learning to Survive», we explore these and many other exciting questions. Native American tipis, myths, games and ceremonies reveal some exceptional aspects of education and learning.
The NONAM is dedicated to the arts and cultures of the indigenous peoples of Canada and the United States. Without false romanticism it offers attrac- tive approaches for visitors of all ages to learn about First Nations, Native Americans and Inuit.
In the permanent exhibit, an unexpected museum
landscape refers to the diverse living conditions
of North American aboriginal cultures. With its
extraordinary architecture, its colorful displays and
unusual material, NONAM guides its visitors through
a sensual course which reflects cultural diversity
as well as the climatic and cultural distinctions of
The sounding Museum
In the sound chamber, visitors can acoustically
immerse themselves into contemporary soundscapes.
They take the listeners on journeys into known and
unknown spaces to experience new ways of «getting
in touch» with other cultures.