Modern History (16th-19th Century)

Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection - Works

Descriptions and pictures of numerous works of the E.G. Bührle Collection are available online.

The works can be investigated by a list of artists, liste of styles or by a search engine.

Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection


The art collection of Emil Georg Bührle (1890-1956), a Zurich industrialist, is among the most important private collections of European art from the 20th century. French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism constitute the core of the collection. Around these works is an ensemble of 19th century French art that paved the way for Impressionism or that developed alongside it. The core collection focuses on the Nabis, Fauves, Cubists and other representatives of the French avant-garde after 1900.

Kunsthaus Zürich


The Kunsthaus presents one of the most important art collections of Switzerland (of the 15th century to the present) and organises temporary exhibitions.

Kellenberger Clock and Watch Collection


Divided into sections according to themes, and equipped with explanatory texts on the history of timekeeping, the exhibition invites to participate in a voyage through time. This journey leads past early instruments of astronomical observation, to sundials and sand glasses, mechanical clocks, sumptuous artistic clocks and rocket watches and on to electrical timekeepers.

Wildegg Castle


Collection concerning the history of the Effingers in Wildegg: diaries, letters, memoirs and original rooms of the family.

The vegetable garden shelters antique agricultural crop of Pro Specie Rara.

Abegg Foundation


The Abegg Foundation collects and undertakes research into historic textiles from the early days to around 1800, primarily regarding pieces from the European and Mediterranean areas. The textile wall hangings of late antiquity, pieces from the European Middle Ages and the testimonies of the Silk Road from the early Middle Ages are of major international importance.

Every Year the Museum organises a special exhibition about the textile art.

Polish Museum in Rapperswil


The Museum of the Polish culture and history occupies the second floor of the castle in Rapperswil and reflects the changeable history of the institution. It certifies centuries old history of the Polish - Swiss relations, the activities of the Swiss in Poland and the Polish in Switzerland. It shows the Polish traditions, the history of fights for independence and faith, the history of the "Solidarity" movement and winning the independence back in 1989. A special place in the Museum´s collection belongs to the Second Rifle Division, interned in Switzerland.

Castle of Gruyères


The tour of the castle offers a walk through eight centuries of architecture, history and culture: castle area, historical collection, paintings and special exhibitions.

Kunstmuseum Basel


The Kunstmuseum Basel’s collections comprise ca. 4,000 paintings, sculptures, videos, and works of installation art, as well as the ca. 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries held by the Kupferstichkabinett. The main focus is on paintings and drawings by artists active in the Upper Rhine region between 1400 and 1600 and of the 19th and 21st century.

The platform makes digitized rare books from Swiss libraries available to the public, free of charge.

The collections concern, among other themes, history of science and technology, notably with works of the professors of the EPFZ, old prints from Switzerland (Solothurn, Bern, Ticino) and literature (works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Italian poetry and prose from the 17th century).


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