Art Archives

The Fonds Collection: Letters, photographs, sketchbooks and diaries

The Fonds Collection contains more than 300 fonds relating to Swiss artists whose works are displayed in museums with an international reputation or whose artistic stance consistently attracts the attention of researchers.


The principal focus of the Fonds Collection lies with letters, diaries, sketchbooks, documentary photographs and working papers. The collection can be consulted by prior arrangement. Advance notice is essential.

Contacts in Zurich

Deborah Favre
Deputy Director Swiss Art Archives
T +41 44 388 51 04

The fonds numbered ISEA-AR 101–200 are kept in Lausanne.

Contact in Lausanne

Jehane Zouyene
Research staff
T +41 21 692 30 96