Visual treasures

The Prints and Drawings Department holds remarkable visual objects of many kinds: historical and contemporary prints, drawings and photographs, posters, images of historic monuments and works of art. In “Visual treasures”, members of staff from the Department present some striking discoveries and invite you to explore rarely seen or hitherto unknown marvels.

Badehosenaktion Stauffer

Doris Stauffer’s swimming trunks campaign for women’s rights

Doris Stauffer was artistically, educationally and politically involved in the women’s rights movement, and leaves behind an extensive and eclectic archive.
Ruine Haldenstein

Prussian precision maps a ruined castle

In the 1890s, survey photography came to Switzerland, and surveyors began eagerly documenting the nation’s built heritage.

A visceral library: offal in Daniel Spoerri’s recipe folders

In Daniel Spoerri’s library of recipe folders, offal is presented artistically as a central element in the transformation of food.

Last modification 20.09.2021

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