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Cerny Inuit Collection

Contemporary art of the Inuit and their Northern neighbours is influenced by their environment, their culture, traditions and Shamanism, as well as their history and current challenges. It continues to develop in different locations in various directions, using the increasingly available technical possibilities.

Themes are animals, family, activities such as hunting and fishing, in the context of Shamanism also metamorphoses, transformations of humans into animals and vice versa. Increasingly, the challenges posed by environmental and climate changes are also being addressed artistically.

Art objects are mainly made of materials that are available in nature, such as the Canadian and Greenlandic Inuit stone sculptures, carvings of bone, walrus tusk, antler and baskets. In Russia walrus tusk and - due to the thawing permafrost - increasingly mammoth tusk are being used for carvings and scrimshaws. Today also photographs, films, drawings, paintings and performances.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 2012

Polar bear drowning in an oil spill
Bill Nasogaluak, Canada
Polar bear drowning in an oil spill Bill Nasogaluak, Canada
Outcry
Sergei Luginin, Yamalo-Nenets AO, Russia
Outcry Sergei Luginin, Yamalo-Nenets AO, Russia
Faces
Lucy Tasseor, Nunavut, Canada
Faces Lucy Tasseor, Nunavut, Canada
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Art
    Art
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Stadtbachstrasse 8a
3012 Bern

Location/directions

Stadtbachstrasse 8a, 3012 Bern, Switzerland - 100 meters from the main station, Exit «Welle» - by bus: Nr. 12, Bus stop: «Schanzenstrasse» - by car: Bahnhofparking

Open

Opening hours
Wednesday to Saturday: 13h00 – 18h00 or by appointment

Admission

‘til the 12th Birthday (accompanied by an adult) free
12th – 18th Birthday, students (with ID) CHF 10.-
AHV CHF 10.-
Adults CHF 15.-
Families (parents and their children) CHF 30.-
Handicapped visitors (with IV-ID) free
Swiss Museums pass free

Contact

Cerny Inuit Collection
Stadtbachstrasse 8a
3012 Bern
079 313 90 13 Telephone
cerny.inuit@bluewin.ch
http://www.cernyinuitcollection.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport