Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Removals to Switzerland: Ten of the Most Popular Art Museums in Switzerland

With European removals experts Hamiltons at the helm for your removals to Switzerland, we aim take all the worry out of your hands. With almost every aspect of your removals taken care of, you can turn your attention to the fun part of moving – such as how to furnish your new home or office, and places to see in your host country.

If you are an art lover, investing in costly masterpieces for your interior may well be out of your reach, but there are some wonderful works of art you can buy from established local artists or up and coming names in Switzerland. Whether you like traditional oil paintings or modern designs, something is bound to catch your eye once you have completed your home or office removals to Switzerland.

Meanwhile, after you have organised your house move to Switzerland and have settled in your new home, there are many excellent art museums and galleries to visit. Many host permanent exhibitions, and some also feature temporary exhibitions, including tours of works by famous names such as Van Gogh or William H Turner. Hamiltons Removals puts the spotlight on ten of the most popular art museums in Switzerland:

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Oskar Reinhart Museums, Winterthur – The amazing Oskar Reinhart collections can be seen in two museums – the Oskar Reinhart Museum, a former grammar school where you can view more than 600 works  of art by Australian, German and Swiss artists – and a collection in his former home, ‘Am Romerholz’. The latter museum houses works by French impressionist painters such as Monet, Cézanne and Renoir, as well as those by famous old masters such as Rubens.

Reitberg Museum, Zurich – This museum, which opened in the early 1950s, is the third largest in Switzerland and receives more than 150,000 visitors a year. One of the many reasons for its popularity is that it is the only museum in Switzerland dedicated entirely to non-European art.  Another highlight of the experience is that the museum is set in one of the most beautiful parks of Zurich.

Ariana Museum, Geneva
– If you enjoy ceramics and glassworks, this is the museum for you.  Set in a picturesque location by Lake Geneva, it features as many as 20,000 works of art, from all over the world and spanning a dozen centuries. The museum is actually named after the mother of Gustave Revilliod, from Geneva. Revilliod built the museum for his own private art collection and generously bequeathed it to the city of Geneva.

Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich – This museum dedicated to fine arts is in fact one of the best museums of its type in Europe. As well as a permanent exhibition where you can find around 4,000 works of art, there is a year round programme of temporary exhibitions, including a private collection of master prints by Norwegian Expressionist Edvard Munch, which includes ‘The Scream’, which you can see until January 12.

Rosengart Collection, Luzern – This is the newest art museum in Switzerland and houses a host of well known works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries including Monet, Matisse, Cézanne and Picasso. It also includes a Paul Klee collection of more than 100 paintings, drawings and watercolours.

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen – This art museum receives around 350,000 visitors a year and houses the private collections of Ernst Beyeler and Hilda Kunz. Visitors can admire 20th century artworks by well known names such as Warhol, Picasso, van Gogh, Cezanne, Lichtenstein and Bacon, and also includes various tribal art works.

Museum of Fine Art, Basel – This museum’s main emphasis is on Flemish paintings and paintings from the Upper Rhine area from the 15th to the 17th century. It also shows art collections from the 19th and 20th century and features Cubist works (including Picasso) and Pop art.

Paul Klee Center, Bern – This museum is dedicated to German-Swiss artist Paul Klee, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. It opened in 2005 in a wave-like building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, which is a feature in itself. Klee’s works are shown on a rotation basis with only 150 works displayed at any one time.

Geneva Art Museum, Geneva – This museum opened in the early part of the 20th century and is Geneva’s largest art museum. Art lovers will find gems from the pre-historic era to the modern day. There are various different sections including archaeology, applied art and fine art. 

Museum of Photography, Lausanne
– If you enjoy photographic works, this stunning 18th century villa overlooking Lake Geneva is the superb setting for around 120,000 exhibits.  It opened in the mid-80’s and was in fact one of Europe’s first ever museums devoted entirely to photography.

Hamiltons Removals are specialists in removals to Switzerland and our moves are tailored to your requirements. We can take charge of everything for you to ensure a stress free move – even down to arranging storage, packing and unpacking your possessions and organising the cleaning of your new home. To find out more about our services, just click on the link below.

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