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Opening times
Museum

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Café du Château

openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Mo closed

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Day 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 17.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 18.09.2023 closed

Christmas Eve 24.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Christmas 25.12.2023 closed

St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Eve 31.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Day 01.01.2024 closed

Saint Berchtold 02.01.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Opening times
Museum

openinghours.days.long.monday closed

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Café du Château

openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Mo closed

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Day 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 17.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer 18.09.2023 closed

Christmas Eve 24.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Christmas 25.12.2023 closed

St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Eve 31.12.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

New Year's Day 01.01.2024 closed

Saint Berchtold 02.01.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Organisation

Prangins, a few minutes away from Nyon, rises to the challenge of being a living place, rooted in history. 

 You will fall in love with its site overlooking Lake Geneva, with:
 - Its château dating from 1730, superbly renovated with its French park and its old-style kitchen garden.
- Its museum with a range of permanent exhibitions telling the story of life in Switzerland in the 18th and 19th centuries and addressing artistic, cultural and social issues.

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The organisation, duties and responsibilities of the Swiss National Museum are regulated by the Federal law on the museums and collections of the Swiss Confederation (Bundesgesetz über die Museen und Sammlungen des Bundes, MSG) of 12 June 2009. Since its entry into force on 1 January 2010, the SNM, comprising the National Museum Zurich, the Château de Prangins, the Forum of Swiss History Schwyz and the Affoltern am Albis Collections Centre, has been a public-law institution with its own legal identity, which organises itself and maintains its own accounts.

Under the MSG, the SNM is subject to supervision by the Federal Council, which exercises its oversight function in particular by electing and discharging the Museum Council and approving the annual report. The Federal Council sets out the strategic objectives of the SNM, usually for four years; the achievement of these objectives is reviewed annually.

Pursuant to the Museums Act (Museumsgesetz), the organs of the SNM are the Museum Council, the Management Board and the auditors. The funding of the SNM is determined by Parliament every four years in the government’s cultural policy statement (Kulturbotschaft), most recently at the end of 2020 for the period 2021-2024.

Museum Council

Under the Federal law on the museums and collections of the Swiss Confederation, the Museum Council ensures the implementation of the strategic objectives set by the Federal Council and reports on their achievement.

left to right:

André Holenstein (Member, Professor at the University of Bern), Sonia Abun-Nasr (Member, Director of University Library Bern), Stefano Stoll (Member, Director of Festival Images and exhibition curator), Marie-France Meylan Krause (Member, archeologist), Tim Guldimann (President, political scientist, diplomat and politician), Fulvio Pelli* (Member, lawyer and notary public), Sandrine Giroud* (Vice-President, lawyer), Larissa Bieler* (Member, Director and Editor-in-Chief, SWI swissinfo.ch, SRG SSR, Berne and Executive Board member SRG SSR, Berne).

*Members of the Finance Committee

The Executive Board of the Swiss National Museum

Management Board

Pursuant to the Museums Act, and subject to approval by the Federal Council, the Museum Council appoints the Director of the Swiss National Museum and, on request by the Director, the other members of the Management Board. The Director presides over the Management Board, is responsible for the operational management of the Swiss National Museum, recruits staff and represents the institution externally.

From left to right:

Helen Bieri Thomson (Director, Château de Prangins), Dr Heidi Amrein (Chief Curator), Noemi Albert (Assistant to the Director), Denise Tonella (Director), Beat Högger (Head of Museum Operations), Barbara Meglen (Assistant to the Director), Markus Leuthard (Deputy Director, Head of the Collections Centre)

* Member of the Management Board
** Member of the extended Management Board

Management report