Museum of Fine Arts Bern

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Kunstmuseum Bern
Kunstmuseum Bern, exterior view.jpg
Established 1879
Location 8-12 Hodler Street
Bern, Switzerland
Type Art museum
Director Dr. Matthias Frehner
Website Museum of Fine Arts Berne

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern (German: Kunstmuseum Bern), established in 1879 in Bern, is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection.

Its holdings run from the Middle Ages to contemporary art. It houses works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler, Meret Oppenheim or Ricco Wassmer. The collection consists of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.

In 2014, the museum inherited the more than 1,400 works found in the 2012 Munich artworks discovery, after it was named as the sole heir in the will of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt.[1]


  1. ^ "'Nazi art' hoarder Gurlitt makes Swiss museum sole heir". BBC News. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 46°57′04″N 7°26′36″E / 46.9511°N 7.4434°E / 46.9511; 7.4434