The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich forms part of a famous university which operates on an international scale. Not least for this reason, the academic interpretation, study and digitalisation of its collection is afforded a high priority. The institution also places great emphasis on disseminating background knowledge with regard to the collection and to art on paper by means of exhibitions, events and through teaching, thereby prompting new research projects.

Expert support for research projects

The Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich provides students and scholars with active support with regard to their questions regarding their research – both within the art discourse and beyond it. This acknowledges that the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich can also facilitate new knowledge on an interdisciplinary level, in particular with regard to visualisation strategies, specific forms of representations and practical details relating to production and methods. A particular active support is provided for cooperative projects and an interdisciplinary framework programme both within the ETH Zürich and beyond.

Bryan Cyril Thurston, exhibition view 2016, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich

Rich collection’s holdings

The extensive collection of some 160,000 works on paper is available upon request in a study room for research purposes and for interested members of the public. In addition, the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich has made part of its collection available online as well as having a specialised reference library at its disposal.

Ancient view of the study room, Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich