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Library

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Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

Th 10:00 - 19:00

openinghours.days.long.saturday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Sechseläuten 17.04.2023 closed

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

International Museum Day 21.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 02.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 03.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Knabenschiessen 11.09.2023 closed

Family Day 29.10.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Opening times
Museum, boutique and bistro

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

Th 10:00 - 19:00

openinghours.days.long.saturday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Sechseläuten 17.04.2023 closed

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

International Museum Day 21.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 02.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 03.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Knabenschiessen 11.09.2023 closed

Family Day 29.10.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

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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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Dr. phil. Mylène Ruoss

Curator, Paintings, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Graphic Arts

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).

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info 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 

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info 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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info lic. phil. Katharina Kofler

Research Assistant press photo archive and study centre

Study centre +41 44 218 65 47 Katharina.Kofler@nationalmuseum.ch

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info M.A. Aaron Estermann

Curator, Historical Photography

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