Prof. Dr. Eduard Hüttinger (1926–1998) acquired a considerable private library in the course of his academic career. By the end of his life it contained some 25,000 volumes. Apart from Hüttinger’s specialist field, the art and culture of Venice, there are sizeable sections on the history of Italian art from the Renaissance to modernism, on Dutch painting, on the evolution of art history as a discipline and on broader contemporary and modern European art history. Other themes covered include philosophy, history and literary studies.
In 1999, after Eduard Hüttinger’s death, much of his library passed to the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), gifted by his widow Annette Bühler. An inventory was carried out with resources made available by Ms Bühler and the collection was compared with holdings in the Institute’s own Library. Since 2006 the Prof. Eduard Hüttinger Library / Annette Bühler Donation has been open to the public. Thanks to Mrs Bühler’s generous support, the Hüttinger Library is regularly updated and now (January 2014) contains 15,600 volumes. New acquisitions since 2008 can be searched via NEBIS (shelfmark EH), while the original holdings can be found via the Hüttinger Library Online Catalogue on the website of the SIK-ISEA Library.
This collection is housed in an external deposit; items can be ordered by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and will be available for view in the Library on the following day.