Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

We 12/23/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/24/2020 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Fr 12/25/2020 closed Christmas

Sa 12/26/2020 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

We 12/30/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/31/2020 10:00 – 14:00 New Year´s Eve

Fr 1/1/2021 closed New Year´s Day

Sa 1/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

We 1/6/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Epiphany

Th 2/11/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Carnival Thursday

Mo 2/15/2021 closed Carnival Monday

Tu 2/16/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Shrove Tuesday

We 2/17/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ash Wednesday

Fr 3/19/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Joseph

Fr 4/2/2021 closed Good Friday

Su 4/4/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/5/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Su 5/9/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Mother´s Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Pentecoste

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Th 6/3/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Corpus Christi

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Su 8/15/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Assumption Day

Mo 11/1/2021 closed All Saints´ Day

Th 11/11/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Martin

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

We 12/23/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/24/2020 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Fr 12/25/2020 closed Christmas

Sa 12/26/2020 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

We 12/30/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/31/2020 10:00 – 14:00 New Year´s Eve

Fr 1/1/2021 closed New Year´s Day

Sa 1/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

We 1/6/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Epiphany

Th 2/11/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Carnival Thursday

Mo 2/15/2021 closed Carnival Monday

Tu 2/16/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Shrove Tuesday

We 2/17/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ash Wednesday

Fr 3/19/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Joseph

Fr 4/2/2021 closed Good Friday

Su 4/4/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/5/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Su 5/9/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Mother´s Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Pentecoste

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Th 6/3/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Corpus Christi

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Su 8/15/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Assumption Day

Mo 11/1/2021 closed All Saints´ Day

Th 11/11/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Martin

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Graphic arts, photographs, illuminated manuscripts & facsimiles collection

Drawings

This part of the collection includes the work of 18th and 19th century Swiss masters, drafts of decorative art and handicrafts, the estates of renowned architectural draughtsmen, portraits, topographical studies, militaria, calligraphy, Swiss history, social history and political caricatures. Of particular interest are the items bequeathed by Ludwig Vogel.

Dr. phil. Mylène Ruoss

Curator, Paintings, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Deputy Head of Cultural History 1

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 44 mylene.ruoss@nationalmuseum.ch

Graphic reproductions

This part of the collection encompasses a number of different historical events, views, militaria, portraits, playing cards, postcards and posters. The materials published by J. R. Dikenmann and C. von Mechel are of particular interest. A new highlight is the collection of Swiss commercial art established in cooperation with the Swiss Graphic Design Foundation (SGDF).

lic. phil. Daniela Schwab

Curator, Graphic Arts Collection

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 66 23 daniela.schwab@nationalmuseum.ch

Illuminated books, manuscripts & facsimiles

The ‘Illuminated books & manuscripts’ collection is a small but highly significant collection of Medieval illuminated manuscripts. The gradual from Diessenhofen and a book of hours that once belonged to the Bishop of Sion are special highlights.

The ‘Facsimiles’ collection is a unique collection of illuminated books from various global sources, dating from the 8th to the 16th century.

Further information on the facsimiles collection in the Library 

PhD Christine Keller Lüthi

Curator, Hallwil Collection, Manuscripts, Glass, Mediaeval Ceramics, Murals, Editor of ZAK

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 65 46 christine.keller@nationalmuseum.ch

Historical photographs

The collection is internationally renowned. It is made up essentially of three separate sets of holdings: historical photographs (1840 until today), items acquired from the collectors Ruth and Peter Herzog, and the press photo archives of the agencies Presse Diffusion Lausanne and Actualités Suisses Lausanne.

lic. phil. Ricabeth Steiger

Curator, Historical Photography

Study centre +41 44 218 67 20 ricabeth.steiger@nationalmuseum.ch

M.A. Aaron Estermann

Research Assistant press photo archive and study centre

Study centre +41 44 218 67 31 aaron.estermann@nationalmuseum.ch

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