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The English Speaking Club of Zurich

Poster Collection (Museum of Construction)

March 14 (Wednesday), 18.00 h - Register

The collections of the Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich are of international importance. The museum is the sole institution in Switzerland that, from 1875 onwards, has collected posters, graphic design, and objects that represent quotidian design alongside more artistically ambitious exemplars of the design culture. The four collections - Design, Graphics, Applied Art and Poster - with over 500'000 objects boast a number of significant works from the history of aesthetic and technical development of the industrialized age. What was originally a collection of models, teaching materials, and manuals for craft and design education, the museum developed over the years into the distinct areas of the collection, which culminated in 1987 with the establishment of the Design Collection. In addition to the international presence in exhibitions and research projects, the collections serve in the study of design solutions, materials, techniques, and styles within the Zurich University of Art. Since 2014, the four collections are combined in the new Schaudepot (Open Collections) in the Toni-Areal.

Tonight, we will have an English guided tour for approx. 1 hour, especially focusing on posters. The entrance fee is CHF 8.00 p.p., guests contribute an extra CHF 10.00 for the guided tour. Max. participation is 12, so please be in quick with registering.

How to get there: From HB, take tram 4 in direction Z├╝rich Altstetten and exit at stop "Toni-Areal". Location is at Pfingstweidstrasse 96 (ZueriWest). Meeting point is at 18.15 h in the museum next to the reception.

After the tour, for those who would like to, we will go to a nearby restaurant for a bite to eat or drink. Please register with Juerg not later than March 10, phone 079 580 10 81 or e-mail all details to info@escz.ch.