Prints and Drawings Department

The collections of the Prints and Drawings Department of the National Library cover the following domains:
  • prints from the 17th to the 20th century,
  • photographs
  • postcards
  • posters
The Prints and Drawings Department also holds a rich collection of paintings by Swiss minor masters – the Gugelmann Collection – books with original illustrations, artist portfolios and books with valuable bindings handcrafted by artists as well as the Daniel Spoerri Archives (vast documentation concerning the artist Daniel Spoerri and his works).

Further information


Opening hours

Access to the collections on appointment; an advanced reservation is required.

Guided tours

Introductions to the print and drawing collections for schools or groups on appointment.


Last modification 14.12.2015

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Swiss National Library
Prints and Drawings Department
Hallwylstrasse 15
3003 Bern
Phone +41 58 462 89 71

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