Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 - 17:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Su, 10/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

Mo, 12/19/2022 closed

Tu, 12/20/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/21/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/22/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/23/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 12/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 12/27/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/28/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/29/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/31/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1/1/2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 1/2/2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 - 17:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Su, 10/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

Mo, 12/19/2022 closed

Tu, 12/20/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/21/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/22/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/23/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 12/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 12/27/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/28/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/29/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/31/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1/1/2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 1/2/2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

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History Talks

Cultural heritage in danger

4.10.2022 | 18:30 – 20:00

with Benno Widmer, Yuliya Vaganova and Maria José Miñana

Feelings of community and belonging are based on a shared cultural heritage. This embodies the history and human creativity of a society. That is why the threat to and destruction of cultural legacies through war, disasters or climate change is so devastating. And that is why the question of how to protect this cultural heritage is so relevant.What does cultural heritage mean to the people who lose it? How can cultural assets be protected and preserved in war? What is the current situation in Ukraine?

These important questions will be discussed by Maria José Miñana, UNESCO programme specialist in charge of the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property, Yuliya Vaganova, Director of the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts in Kyiv and Benno Widmer, Head of the Museums and Collections Section of the Federal Office of Culture.

Moderation: Denise Tonella, Director of the Swiss National Museum

Yuliya Vaganova will attend the panel discussion online.

Entry 18:00 Uhr

National Museum Zurich | Auditorium Willy G. S. Hirzel

Wheelchair accessible

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Bookings

National museum Zurich

General information

+41 44 218 65 11 info@nationalmuseum.ch

Benno Widmer

Benno Widmer is an art historian (Master of Arts, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London), lawyer and mediator. He has headed the Museums and Collections Section of the Federal Office of Culture since 2014. He teaches courses in art and law at the universities of Lyon III and SFU Vienna. Benno Widmer was previously a member of the Ethics Committee of ICOM Switzerland and the INTERPOL Expert Group on Stolen Cultural Property, and he represents the Federal Office of Culture on UNESCO’s museum-related committees and other bodies.

Yuliya Vaganova

© The Ukrainians / Danylo Pavlov
Yuliya Vaganova is art historian, art manager and curator.
She previously worked at the Mystetskyi Arsenal as Deputy Director for exhibition and museum projects and as Director of the Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA in Kiev. From 2013 to 2016, she was the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Partnerships at the National Art Museum of Ukraine.
She contributed in these institutions to the development and implementation of strategies, initiated and directed a number of trainings focused on the development of art institutions and site-specific art activities. Furthermore, she ran international trainings for museums on transformation, exhibitions and communication.
Today, she is the Acting Director of the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts in Kiev.

Maria José Miñana

María José Miñana has been working in the UNESCO program dedicated to the fight against illicit trafficking in cultural property since 2010, where she is in charge of assisting Member States in developing technical capacities to protect movable cultural heritage, strengthening advocacy efforts and building partnerships to reinforce cooperation in this field. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and a Master's degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

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