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The annual report 2023 offers information on our exhibitions and activities of the past year, a list of all new acquisitions and loans as well as further background information on the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich. Annual report
The opening of the exhibition "Intoxicating Objects: Fetishism in Art" (until 7 July 2024) took place on Tuesday, 9 April 2024, in the presence of over 300 guests. Prof Dr Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Infrastructure at ETH Zürich, and Dr Linda Schädler, Head of Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, as well as the two curators Alexandra Barcal and Prof em. Elisabeth Bronfen gave the opening speeches. Exhibition
Listen to the conversation between Susanne Pollack and Sarah Herwig in SRF2's "Kultur kompakt"
On 5 December 2023, the opening for the exhibition "Collecting Clouds. Catches from Heaven on Paper" was held. After welcome speeches by Dr. Rafael Ball, Director of the ETH Library, and Dr. Linda Schädler, Head Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, guests were introduced to the themes of the exhibition by curators Susanne Pollack, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, and Nicole Graf, Image Archive, ETH Library. Exhibition
Impressions of the exhibition opening "From Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol. Masterpieces from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich" The exhibition in MASI explores the key groups of works in the collection, presented together for the first time, including masterpieces by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, Elisabetta Sirani, Hendrik Goltzius, Rembrandt van Rijn, Maria Sibylla Merian, Francisco de Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Käthe Kollwitz, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, Miriam Cahn and many more. Exhibition Joël Mesot (President of ETH Zürich), Roberto Badaracco (Vice-president to the City of Lugano), Marina Carobbio Guscetti (Councilor), Arianna Quagli (Project Coordinator MASI), Linda Schädler (Head Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich) and Tobia Bezzola (Director Museo d’arte Svizzera italiana (MASI). (left to right)
Television report "Ticino in the spotlight. Artists in Italian-speaking Switzerland" in the Telegiornale on 22.08.23
Impressions of the exhibition opening "Ticino in the Spotlight. Artists in Italian-speaking Switzerland" With opening speeches by Linda Schädler, Head of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich, Günther Dissertori, Rector of ETH Zurich and the curator of the exhibition Saskia Goldschmid. Exhibition      
Discover our annual report for the year 2022. Annual Report 2022 (in German)
On 28 March, the exhibition "Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. A Modern Artist" was opened on the premises of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich. Maria Rotheiser-Scotti, Austrian Ambassador to Bern and patron of the exhibition, gave the welcome speech. The guests were then introduced to the exhibition by the curators Linda Schädler, Head of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and Cosima Rainer, Head of the Art Collection and Archive of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Exhibition
 
Anlässlich des 200. Todestags von Hans Conrad Escher besuchte das SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen die Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, wo 700 seiner Bilder lagern. Es sind Kunstwerke und Dokumentationen in einem. Zum Beitrag
On 6 December, the exhibition "On Observing the Printing. Documentation of Lithographic Printing Processes" celebrated its opening in the premises of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich. The opening speeches were given by Linda Schädler, Head of the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and Roger Fayet, Director of SIK-ISEA and member of the Kuratorium. The guests were then introduced to the exhibition by the curatorial team Alexandra Barcal, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich and Christoph Schenker, former head of the Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR) at the ZHdK. Exhibition
   
Auf Knopfdruck Meisterwerke bequem von zu Hause digital abrufen? Nach Themen, Kunstschaffenden oder Epochen suchen? Details von Werken auf hochaufgelösten Abbildungen entdecken und diese bei Bedarf herunterladen? Dies alles ermöglicht der Sammlungskatalog Online, wie ihn die Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich seit anfangs 2020 in einem ambitionierten Projekt kontinuierlich ausbaut.
Dank der Förderung des Digitalisierungsprojektes durch die ETH-Bibliothek konnte die Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich bereits vor Jahren mit der Digitalisierung des eigenen Bestandes beginnen. Seit anfangs 2020 wird das Projekt massgeblich beschleunigt. Dank der grosszügigen Unterstützung der Ernst Göhner Stiftung und der Georg und Bertha Schwyzer-Winiker-Stiftung konnte ein Digitalisierungsteam aufgebaut werden, das kompetent alle Informationen über Urheber:innen, Technik, Datierung, Beschaffenheit, Erhaltungszustand und Ähnliches recherchiert und mit neu erstellten Bilddaten verknüpft.

Für weitere Informationen zum Digitalisierungsprojekt lesen Sie auch das Interview mit Dr. Linda Schädler auf der Website der ETH Zürich: Zum Interview
The more than 20 members of the "Gagaku" ensemble from Japan created enthusiasm among the 200 visitors present on September 22, 2022, with their music, song and dance performance. Prof. Hans Thomsen (co-curator of the exhibition) led the lecture with his explanations and simultaneous translation (Japanese-English) of the featured instruments and dances. This event served as an introduction for the prominent main event of the "Gagaku" music ensemble at the Musikschule Konservatorium Zurich on September 23, 2022.  
Exhibition Opening "Lines from East Asia. Japanese and Chinese Art on Paper"   The joy of celebrating the current exhibition with a grand opening was enormous, both on the part of the Collection of Prints and Drawings and on the part of the guests, as evidenced by the immense number of guests. The ceremonial opening words were spoken by Linda Schädler, Minister Mio Maeda, representative of the Japanese Ambassadors Bern and the curatorial team Susanne Pollack and Hans Bjarne Thomsen. The Trio Aido provided a serene musical introduction to the exhibition. And for this special occasion, a more than 100-year-old original cloth fish was made to float above the buffet by the restoration team.