The Graphic Collection

Engraving on paper: Zurich peasant garb. Ludwig Georg Vogel, Zurich, around 1823.
Engraving on paper: Zurich peasant garb. Ludwig Georg Vogel, Zurich, around 1823.
Intended for use by scholars, the collection provides support in the form of visual documentation to the museum’s various focus areas, and is open to the public by appointment. Its pieces are of only minor artistic interest, being for the most part visual evidence of historical events. More …



Cooperation

Evzone of the Greek Presidential Guard in a traditional fustanella. Poster design by Kurt Wirth. Gouache over graphite. 1966. 30,6x22,5 cm. LM-119267
Evzone of the Greek Presidential Guard in a traditional fustanella. Poster design by Kurt Wirth. Gouache over graphite. 1966.
Swiss commercial graphics has been highly regarded internationally since the 1920s. It forms an important part of our country’s cultural heritage. The Swiss National Museum (SNM) and the Swiss Graphic Design Foundation (SGDF), which was founded in 2010, have concluded a cooperation agreement and are jointly building a representative collection of works by important Swiss graphic designers. In this endeavour, the SGDFs person and work-centred approach and the SNM’s focus on Swiss history complement each other perfectly. The constantly growing collection is currently housed at the SNM Collection Centre in Affoltern am Albis. From 2016, it will be an intregal part of the new study centre at the National Museum Zurich, and will be open to the public.

Link to the Swiss Graphic Design Foundation (SGDF)
www.sgdf.ch




Curator

Mylène Ruoss
mylene.ruoss@snm.admin.ch
Collections & Documentation
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
CH-8021 Zurich

Tel. +41 (0)44 218 65 11
Fax. +41 (0)44 211 29 49

Swiss National Museum
Sammlungszentrum
Lindenmoosstrasse 1
CH-8910 Affoltern a. Albis

Tel. +41 (0)44 762 13 13
Fax +41 (0)44 762 13 41
Opening hours
by appointment
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