Established in 1888 the Federal Art Collection is the official art collection of the Swiss state. Holding more than 30 000 artworks it is the larges collection of art and design from Switzerland and with 12 000 artworks in museums and public buildings the largest lender of art from Switzerland. Each year new works of contemporary art are acquired. The collection reflects the development of art in Switzerland throughout the last 130 years and is an important part of the countries cultural heritage.
Since Switzerland does not have a national gallery, the works of art are lent to museums and are displayed in public and governmental buildings. 
The project was to provide these borrowers with precise guidelines for the handling of the artworks. Two different types of guidelines were developed – one providing a more general overview and a series of short guidelines providing precise instruction for specific tasks.
Specific guidelines
Swiss Federal Office of Culture, The Federal Art Collection
Scope of work
Structuring of information
Layout concept and design
Project partners
Photography of the artworks in museums and government buildings: Joël Tettamanti
Other photography: Matthias Bill

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