The Textiles and Costume Collection

Lady’s garb with headdress: Helvetia costume for carnival or “Fasnacht”, around 1900.
Lady’s garb with headdress: Helvetia costume for carnival or «Fasnacht»,
around 1900.
The museum has the largest costume and traditional folk garb collection in Switzerland. Its assortment of decorative textiles, in particular embroidery on linen, is also one of a kind in Switzerland. The collection has profited especially from the fact that the museum recognised the significance of costumes and textiles relatively early on, which means that a large proportion of the 18th-century costumes derives from a collection started by the museum’s first director, Heinrich Angst. More …




Curator

Dr. Anna Lisa Galizia
annalisa.galizia@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

Opening hours
by appointment
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