Swiss Institute for Art Research

SIK-ISEA was founded in 1951 and has become an internationally known centre of competence in art history and art technology. Its projects draw on a wide range of methods to investigate issues of systemic relevance to Swiss art that are also of interest to an international research community.

Swiss Re has a long-standing relationship with the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) and has been supporting its art technology research for 20 years.

In the course of its research activities, SIK-ISEA maintains a lively dialogue with universities, universities of applied sciences, museums and well-known specialists. SIK-ISEA's deep expertise and cutting-edge research findings also assist Swiss Re in managing and growing its art collection.

The institute has its headquarters in Zurich and maintains branches at University of Lausanne (since 1988) as well as at Museo Vincenzo Vela in Ligornetto in Ticino (since 2010).


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