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
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumStadtbachstrasse 8a
Location/directionsStadtbachstrasse 8a, 3012 Bern, Switzerland - 100 meters from the main station, Exit «Welle» - by bus: Nr. 12, Bus stop: «Schanzenstrasse» - by car: Bahnhofparking
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
ContactCerny Inuit Collection
079 313 90 13 Telephone
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Completely wheelchair accessible