Archival Collections:

Swiss Institute for Art Research (Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Institut Suisse pour l'étude de l'art)

Albania
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Georgia
Greece
Italy
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Netherlands
Norway
Paraguay
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine
Uruguay
Yugoslavia


Title
Swiss Institute for Art Research (Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Institut Suisse pour l'etude de l'art)

Description
Founded in 1951, the Swiss Institute for Art Research is a centre for research in the fields of art history and technology. It specializes the work of Swiss artists and is based in Zürich, with a branch-office located at the University of Lausanne, in Francophone Switzerland.

The Swiss Institute for Art Research initiates, conceives and carries out research projects. It collects archives that might be useful for scientific research: newspaper clippings, press releases, invitations to exhibit openings, price lists, and correspondence. The documents are registered in the Institute's database along with key dates concerning biographical information.

The Institute is continually inventorying works of art and regularly updates a well-documented photographic library and extensive information on the provenance of Swiss works of art. It also carries out inventories of whole collections. The documentation of artworks in private collections is a valuable research tool.
In its library, which is open to the public, the Institute has collected all the important works on Swiss art, as well as works of general interest for international research. Its periodicals collection is one of its major assets.

The central office in Zürich provides all of the services available including access to the photographic library, SIKART database, archives, and library.

Contact Information
Swiss Institute for Art Research
Main Office
Zollikerstrasse 32
CH-8032 Zürich
Tel.: +41 (0)1 388 51 51
Fax: +41 (0)1 381 52 50
Email: irene.mueller@sikart.ch
<http://www.unil.ch/isea/den>
Opening Times:
Monday to Friday 13.30-17.30

Francophone branch
Université de Lausanne
BFSH 2
CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel.: +41 (0)21 692 30 96
Fax: +41 (0)21 692 30 95
<http://www.unil.ch/isea/fra>

Source
Swiss Institute for Art Research
<http://www.unil.ch/isea/>, accessed on 10 December 2003.

© website copyright Central Registry 2018