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Bro­mer Art Collec­tion (BAC)

Bro­mer Art Collec­tion (BAC)

Public Institution
 
Bro­mer Art Collec­tion (BAC) Generous exhibition space

The history of mountain painting as an expression of Swiss identity, documented with a view to the here and now.

The modern, light-flooded museum complex, set in rural and traditional Roggwil, echoes the BAC's basic idea: establishing a critical dialogue between past, present and future. The building, designed by Munich-based architect Dr. Marie Aigner in collaboration with Bromer Architects, nestles among old farmhouses in an unspoilt hilly landscape, It offers 1800 m2 of space. Exhibition and storage conditions are state-of-the-art and provide an ideal setting for the most varied artworks. A wide-ranging, well-kept park surrounds the museum.

The Bromer Art Collection

For more than 500 years, the Alps have provided an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration.

The BAC documents the probing, beginning in the 18th century, of what had long remained an awe and fear-inspiring realm, addresses the significance of the mountain as a motif on the path to modernity, and examines contemporary metaphorical notions of the mountain as a sign of inviolability, height and farsightedness.

The BAC is expanding its core collection with works by young artists, juxtaposing older masters and the most recent artistic production. In doing so, the mountain is understood as a symbol and signifier. It serves as the linchpin for the contemplation of and the content-related engagement with the art, and creates a vast thematic scope for reflection. The acquisitions of the BAC's growing collection focus on major Swiss positions and selected international contributions.

Promoting young art

Exhibiting and acquiring works by young artists.

The Bromer Art Collection regularly shows work by young artists from Switzerland and abroad. It fosters their careers through acquisitions, publications and well-founded exhibitions.

Conservation

The BAC creates optimal conditions for the preservation, care and transportation of artworks.

The BAC seeks to ensure the long-term safeguarding of artworks for future generations. In particular, the task of granting a wide audience access to the artworks calls for great care. The Bromer Art Collection's exhibition and storage conditions therefore meet national and international ethical standards, including the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums and the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.

Technical conditions

The state-of-the-art building provides ideal conditions for the most varied artworks.
Temperature
18 - 22 ° C
Relative humidity
50%, ± 3% / 24 h
Light intensity
< 65 W / lumen, paintings < 240 lux, works on paper < 45 lux

The Bromer Art Collection's building complex is fitted with a high-grade surveillance system. All outdoor and indoor areas are under video surveillance, the works are protected by motion-sensitive sensors, and state-of-the-art building standards ensure the greatest possible safety in terms of break-ins, fire and water damage. Lighting, climatic and atmospheric conditions are subject to constant monitoring in order to ensure the collection's adequate and up-to-date presentation, storage and safeguarding.
Foundation year: 2013
Director(s): Christian Herren Director and Curator
Employees: Eva Kobel Director Bromer Event Forum and Julia Wolf Co-Curator
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