Art Archives

The documentation: artists’ biographies, press articles, invitations to previews

The Swiss Art Archives collect and make available documents about more than 20,000 artists and institutions with links to Switzerland. These include newspaper articles, invitations to art exhibitions, speeches given at previews, sales lists, press releases, biographies and bibliographies. The Swiss Art Archives record the activities of all Swiss artists noted for regular shows and listed in the SIKART Lexicon on art in Switzerland, published online by SIK-ISEA.

The collections can be consulted by prior arrangement. Advance notice is essential.

Contacts in Zurich

Melanie Kuratli and Jana Urech 
Staff of the Swiss Art Archives
T +41 44 388 51 04

Contact in Lausanne

Caroline Anderes
Research staff
T +41 21 692 30 96

Contact in Italian Switzerland

Patricia Cavadini
Research staff
T +41 91 921 01 83

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