Museum Cerny is one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art from the Arctic, with works by people from the circumpolar regions. It is unique in that it includes works from both sides of the Bering Strait, showing contemporary art of the Inuit and other peoples from the Far North. The art is influenced by their environment, culture, traditions and shamanism. It evolves in different places in different ways and with the available materials, as well as, with increasing use of technical possibilities.
The challenges posed by environmental and climate changes are increasingly being discussed artistically. Some of the works also address the noticeably high environmental pollution in the Arctic Circle and reveal the global connections. This should raise awareness of environmentally friendly measures that will also benefit future generations.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Museum Cerny and the Kuala Lumpur Connection: Batiks from Nunavik-
The batiks are the work of 5 artists.
The dyeing of textiles has no tradition in the Arctic of North America, so the participating Inuit broke new ground with the workshops.
There's more to learn in the exhibition.
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered 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. 20, Bus stop: «Schanzenstrasse» - by car: Bahnhofparking
Tuesday to Sunday: 10h00 – 17h00
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
078 739 6656 Telephone
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Completely wheelchair accessible