Welcome to the portal for online access to the collections of the Neuchâtel Museum of Art and History!
Let us help you discover the Museum's collections – ranging from the applied and visual arts to history and numismatics. You can use this area to explore a wide selection of the Museum's extensive collections, which include over 150,000 items. New records will be added to this selection at regular intervals.
Organised in partnership with Swiss ceramics, the Melting Pot exhibition (18.09.2022 – 05.03.2023) offers an original look at contemporary Swiss ceramics. Each artist gives a personal interpretation of the theme, reflecting on the work of the material, on the sociological metaphor or on political or societal issues. The ensemble bears witness to the vitality of the Swiss artistic scene in the field of ceramics.
Melting Pot is also an opportunity to revisit the rich ceramic collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchâtel, which offers a fascinating range of ancient and modern ceramics with over 30,000 pieces. From richly decorated porcelain plates to contemporary art pieces, the collection allows us to explore the many uses of ceramics and to understand its evolution over time.
Prestigious collection of paintings, works on paper and sculptures bequeathed to the MahN by Yvan Amez-Droz (1888-1976), a Parisian industrialist and art collector. It includes many artists from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Corot, Courbet and Gauguin.
Photographer and publisher Victor Attinger played an important role in the development of photography in Neuchâtel. The Attinger studio carried out extensive photographic campaigns for editorial and commercial projects. The 5000 glass negatives that have come down to us provide an overview of the canton and part of Switzerland for the first quarter of the 20th century.
The collection of postcards at the Museum of Art and History of Neuchâtel comprises more than 5,000 items, from 1890 to the present day. Most of them cover the different districts of the city of Neuchâtel, but also the rest of the canton. Immerse yourself in the past with this rich and diversified iconography!
ADVERTISEMENT SUCHARD CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Suchard has played a pioneering role in the field of advertising. Discover some 400 pieces from our collections, presenting a panorama of the advertising activity of the Neuchâtel company. You can also find these posters in the virtual exhibition Choc! Suchard fait sa pub.
TOOLS OF THE KRAMER COMPANY
In 1917, the Kramer factory began its medals and goldsmith activity in Neuchâtel. It produced medals, badges, beret insignia, but also silverware, such as cutlery and channes. In 1999, the company merged with Huguenin Médailleurs SA in Le Locle.
In 2002, the Museum of Art and History acquired just under 900 punches and dies from the Paul Kramer factory.
You can obtain photographic reproductions of items in the collections of the Museum of Art and History. The price of these photographs depends on their nature and purpose of use. In response to each request, a quotation will be issued for approval by the persons concerned.
Use of these photographs is governed by regulations which anyone who obtains them is obliged to respect.