Fotomuseum Winterthur

Since 2003, when it expanded to mark its 10th anniversary, the Fotomuseum Winterthur has been one of the largest centres for photography in Europe. Its publications and six to eight exhibitions per year have earned it an outstanding reputation worldwide.

It displays photography of the 19th and 20th centuries, including applied photography from realms such as industry, architecture and fashion.

Swiss Re has partnered with the Fotomuseum Winterthur since 2005.

Openness and hospitality are as important to the Fotomuseum as they are to Swiss Re. Challenging itself and its audiences to discover something important about the world through the interpretation of photographic images, the Fotomuseum strives to inspire and surprise collaborators and visitors alike.

Our partnership with the Fotomuseum Winterthur reflects our conviction that art enhances not only the communities where we work but also the quality of life at Swiss Re. In addition to sponsoring exhibitions at the Fotomuseum, we have sought its expert advice in building up our own collection of photographs. To learn more about the collection, please visit

In 2016, we supported the exhibition Provoke.

Provoke: Between Protest and Performance – Photography in Japan 1960/1975

28. 05. 16 – 28. 08. 16
Although largely ignored in its day, the short-lived magazine Provoke (1968–1969) was one of the most important photography publications of the 20th century. Consisting of just three issues, it crystallised the best in Japanese photography from the 1960s. This major exhibition is the first to explore the full context and influence of the magazine as a collective project.

Corporate responsibility

Corporate responsibility

We have a long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and strive to implement this across our business. Our performance has received high ratings from independent third-party organisations.

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Swiss Re Milizpreis 2018

On 4 June 2018, Renato Fassbind, Vice Chairman of Swiss Re’s Board of Directors, presented the 2018 Swiss Re Civilian Service Prize to CHEIRA – Swiss Humanitarian Surgery, an association created in 2015...

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