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Museum Cerny

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
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, Russia
Outcry Sergei Luginin, Russia
Faces
Lucy Tasseor, Canada
Faces Lucy Tasseor, Canada

Current exhibitions

Museum Cerny and the Kuala Lumpur Connection: Batiks from Nunavik

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In 1973, as part of a workshop, 14 of the 15 batiks in our collection were created.
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
Museum Cerny and the Kuala Lumpur Connection: Batiks from Nunavik
  • 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. 20, Bus stop: «Schanzenstrasse» - by car: Bahnhofparking

Open

Opening hours
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

Contact

Museum Cerny
Stadtbachstrasse 8a
3012 Bern
078 739 6656 Telephone
info@museumcerny.ch
http://www.museumcerny.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