Zurcher Kunstgesellschaft

For the restoration project of Alberto Giacometti’s plaster sculptures. The work will be divided into two phases. The first phase will focus on the understanding of the works based on art technology and the condition of the sculptures. For the evaluation process, the findings will be entered into a specially created database. Phase two will deal with implementing the necessary conservation procedures and measures. 

With its exceptional collection and internationally acclaimed exhibitions, the Kunsthaus Zürich, inaugurated in 1910, attracts between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each year. The Kunsthaus Zürich is managed and supported by the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, a nonprofit organization. The Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft counts more than 20,000 members and it is one of the largest and oldest art societies in Europe. The museum holds one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, with approx. 4,000 paintings, sculptures and installations, ranging from the middle ages to contemporary art, and around 80,000 watercolors, drawings and prints, as well as approximately 800 photos. The Kunsthaus has the most important and comprehensive museum collection of works by the famous Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966); the collection of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation includes 150 sculptures, 20 paintings and several paper drawings.