Vu du ciel

Von oben Vernissage

Vu du ciel. Du ballon de Spelterini au drone.

28.02.–28.06.2019

A quoi ressemble la Suisse vue du ciel ? Pour un large public, ce sont les photographies d’Eduard Spelterini qui, d’abord, ont répondu à cette question. A cette époque, il fallait avoir un réel esprit de pionnier pour faire des photos depuis les airs. Aujourd’hui, le drone rend la photographie aérienne accessible à tous.

Journaux genevois

La Tribune de Genève 1895

Trois journaux genevois bientôt sur www.e-newspaperarchives.ch

«La Suisse», disparue en 1994, «Le Courrier» (151 ans) et la «Tribune de Genève» (140 ans) seront numérisés depuis leurs premières éditions historiques et disponibles dans les années à venir pour le grand public sur le portail en ligne de la Bibliothèque nationale suisse.

Question of the month

Jules Pascin 1906

Same art exhibition – different illustrated catalogues!

Art exhibitions often go on tour. But even if the title of the exhibition is the same, the selection of artworks presented at the different locations may greatly differ. As a result, the printed catalogue published for the various exhibitions might have the same title but doesn’t contain the same artworks.

My Swiss treasure

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Mein Schweizer Schatz: «Fremder im Dorf»

Sehen und gesehen werden einmal anders: im Leukerbad der 50er Jahre. Eigentlich würde die Schreibmaschine als kleines Wunder schon reichen: Der «Fremde im Dorf» ist nämlich der einzige, der eine solche besitzt, sie für seinen Aufenthalt in Leukerbad mitgebracht hat.

Opening hours 

Monday–Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

The Swiss National Library will be closed on Thursday, 30 May 2019 for Ascension Day and on Whit-Monday, 10 June 2019.

 

Discover the National Library’s collections

Library collections

The collections of the Swiss National Library consist of books, newspapers and periodicals, websites, maps and atlases, university and corporate publications, official publications and printed music.

Image documents

The image documents in the National Library’s Prints and Drawings Department include prints from the 17th to the 20th centuries, photographs, postcards and posters as well as editions/portfolios and books containing original graphic works.

Literary estates and archives

The National Library’s Literary Archives are home to the leading collection of literary estates, libraries and archives from authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

Audio documents

The Swiss National Sound Archives in Lugano collect sound recordings and preserve them for posterity. They have been archiving Switzerland’s audio heritage and making it available to anyone with an interest since 1987.

Gems

Question of the month

Jules Pascin 1906

Same art exhibition – different illustrated catalogues!

Art exhibitions often go on tour. But even if the title of the exhibition is the same, the selection of artworks presented at the different locations may greatly differ. As a result, the printed catalogue published for the various exhibitions might have the same title but doesn’t contain the same artworks.

My Swiss treasure

fremder-im-dorf4

Mein Schweizer Schatz: «Fremder im Dorf»

Sehen und gesehen werden einmal anders: im Leukerbad der 50er Jahre. Eigentlich würde die Schreibmaschine als kleines Wunder schon reichen: Der «Fremde im Dorf» ist nämlich der einzige, der eine solche besitzt, sie für seinen Aufenthalt in Leukerbad mitgebracht hat.

The Swiss poster

Leupin Herbert, Pelikan, Qui écrit emploie Pelikan, 1952, Lithographie en couleurs, 128 x 90,5 cm

The Swiss poster: history

Seven chapters offer a brief overview of the development of the poster and Swiss poster art, which for many years exerted a global influence.

Press releases

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https://www.nb.admin.ch/content/snl/en/home.html