Special exhibition archive

The Pleasures of Collecting: Works of Art and Textiles from Historic Private Collections, 28 April – 10 November 2013

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.