The Museum

About Us

The Johann Jacobs Museum is dedicated to the global interdependencies of our life-world. These interdependencies become especially clear when tracing the history of important trade goods and their transport routes. Products such as coffee, cocoa, petroleum, opium, sugar, silk, watches and diamonds have had a hand in shaping our planet, impacted cultures and revolutionized societies. Our programmes and events try to convey a broader understanding of these complex relationships.

Contact person

  • Christina Thurman-Wild Program Specialist,


The Johann Jacobs Museum is a division of the Jacobs Foundation, Zurich.
Authorised Representatives: Fabio Mauricio Segura Jurado, Simon Sommer, Dr. Urs Arnold
Trade Register: Zurich, Register-Number: CHE-109.625.477

Responsibility for the content of this website lies with Roger M. Buergel.

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