Opening times

Museum

Mo closed

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Café du Château

Mo closed

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 17:00, New Year's Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year's Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 4/15/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Day

Su, 9/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

Mo, 9/19/2022 closed, Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

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Opening times

Museum

Mo closed

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Café du Château

Mo closed

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 17:00, New Year's Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year's Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 4/15/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Day

Su, 9/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

Mo, 9/19/2022 closed, Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

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Collaboration

Collaboration with local specialists proved indispensable when preparing the section of the exhibition devoted to Africa. This took the form of a pilot study-residence project organised under the auspices of ICOM (the International Committee of Museums). Château de Prangins welcomed archaeologist and heritage manager Mohamadou Moustapha Dieye, who is also a specialist in African textiles at one of Senegal’s leading museums, the Théodore Monod African Art Museum.

Benefiting from his expertise, the project team designed a module devoted to the production and trading of cotton textiles in western Africa. His perspective on the overall exhibition concept, the objects from the Swiss National Museum collections and our cultural history references in general, greatly enhanced the project.

The partnership also provided an opportunity to explore the rich collections belonging to the Théodore-Monod Museum, which comprise numerous textiles. M. Dieye gave the project team access to the database of the Museum’s fabric collection, including a number of cotton cloths dyed with indigo that were made in western Africa as well as valuable archive photographs documenting their manufacture. The partnership with the Senegalese institution also resulted in the loan of a textile which is on display in the exhibition.

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