Located in the oasis of the Old Botanical Gardens of Zurich, within walking distance to the top sights of the city, the Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich is a must for any visitor interested in the fascinating and revealing world of human skill embodied in objects. Why do people in present-day Thailand still today celebrate the two-thousandyear- old story of a Buddhist prince in a prominent annual festivity at the end of the agricultural year? The exhibition Devotion (until 13 May 2018) provides manifold insights into the religious beliefs and practices of Thai-people in the Isan, northeastern Thailand. What do miniatures of race cars, motorcycles, airplanes and helicopters made from wire by young model builders in Burundi tell us about the technical skills of these autodidacts?

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