Zurich's Museum Rietberg is the only art museum for non-European cultures in Switzerland. It exhibits an internationally renowned collection of art from Asia, Africa and Ancient America. The exhibitions not only focus on the fascinating variety of artistic expression, but also raise interest and understanding of foreign cultures, views and religions. By 2013 the original collection of 1 500 art pieces had increased tenfold.
Swiss Re is a sponsor of the Museum Rietberg since 1999.
To date, with our sponsorship, the Museum Rietberg has staged the successful exhibitions "Oracle – A look into the future" in 1999; "The return of Buddha – Chinese stone sculptures of the 6th century, the sculpture discovery of Qingzhou" in 2002; "Angkor – Cambodia’s Divine Legacy" in 2007; "Luo Ping (1733-1799) – Visions of an Eccentric" in 2009; and, in 2011/2012, "Mystic – Longing for the Absolute".
Besides our significant contribution to the realisation of its “Emerald” building, the unique reception area and atmospheric entrance to the museum’s exhibition rooms, we supported another special project: Shigeru Ban's summer pavilion − which opened during the 2013 Zurich Festival.
The Japanese star architect created a mobile pavillon for the Villa Wesendonk terrace out of astonishing material – cardboard and ultra-light carbon supports. The pavillon was set up again in 2014 as an arena and stage for various events as part of the Zurich Festival.
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