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Shades of Elegance – Fashion and Fabrics in Teheran Around 1900

23 November 2018 – 14 April 2019

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When the merchant Emil Alpiger travelled from Teheran to Zurich in 1896 he carried with him a large collection of Iranian garments, textiles and photographs. For more than a century this treasure hoard remained untouched; now it is being presented to the public for the first time. The exhibits show what was deemed fashionable during the reign of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.


THE QUESTION OF PROVENANCE – UNWRAPPING COLLECTION HISTORY

1 December 2018 – 30 June 2019

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Twenty years since the signing of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, ten years into provenance research at the Museum Rietberg, and in the light of the current debate on objects collected during the colonial era, it is time for a look into our everyday research practice and to reveal a few exciting aspects of our collection history.

 

Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism

13 December 2018 – 31 March 2019

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Who actually was this Siddharta Gautama who is said to have founded Buddhism in the 4th century BC? What does this world religion have to do with us in Switzerland? What’s this enlightenment thing all about? Works of art invite visitors to engage with Buddhist culture and religion.

An exhibition in close collaboration with the school programme “Religion and Culture”.

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