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A l’Orientale

4.-6. Mai 2017

 

The Swiss Orient traveler Henri Moser Charlottenfels (1844–1923) is considered one of the pioneering 19th-century amateurs of Islamic Art, because of his activity as collector and exhibitor. His continuously growing collection had made Moser famous from 1876 onwards through much-noticed traveling exhibitions in and outside of Switzerland. His collection was later displayed permanently at the widely known private museum he established in 1906 at the Charlottenfels Castle near Schaffhausen. Through his 1914 donation to the Bern Historical Museum, Moser assured that after his disappearance the Orientalische Sammlung Henri Moser Charlottenfels (Oriental collection Henri Moser Charlottenfels) of over 4000 objects would remain available to the public in an exhibition hall specially built for that purpose.