Byzance en Suisse

This is the first time an exhibition has gathered together 600 pieces of Byzantine art, covering a large proportion of public and private collections in Switzerland, reminding us of the strong link between this country and the huge empire of the East. Remarkably, a large number of coins and objects have been found on Swiss soil by chance or as a result of archaeological excavations. Moreover, since the Middle Ages, the churches in the cantons that remained Catholic have preserved in their treasuries a large number of Byzantine remains often associated with reliquaries, whereas reformed cantons collected important manuscripts on scientific topics.

Date: 04/12/2015 - 13/03/2016