The Pleasures of Collecting
Works of Art and Textiles from Historic Private Collections

28 April–10 November 2013
daily 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The Pleasures of Collecting
At the heart of the special exhibition 2013 are patterned European and Ottoman silks and Renaissance and Baroque gold- and silverware, Kunstkammer objects and faience. Werner and Margaret Abegg acquired the exhibited works on the art market and later donated them to the Abegg-Stiftung. They all came from major private collections that were dispersed in the course of the twentieth century.