Erbprozent Kultur— «Forum 8» in the Sitterwerk

November 24, 2018 Event date: 11.00

In 2018, Erbprozent Kultur, the Swiss foundation for the promotion of culture across generations, supported the Sitterwerk with a notable contribution. On November 24, 2018, the foundation is hosting a forum in the Sitterwerk. «Forum 8» focuses on dealing with heirs and bequests based on the example of the Art Library of the Sitterwerk.

Bequests are a central component in the collection of the Sitterwerk Foundation, since the Material Archive and the Art Library are continuously being expanded not only with targeted acquisitions, but also by means of donations. The Art Library was brought into being in the first place thanks to the books donated by Daniel Rohner and Felix Lehner, and the personalities of the two collectors are today still clearly discernable in the dynamic order of the library.

But how can a public collection incorporate such private, personal holdings without them getting lost in the masses? How is the character of a personal collection transformed when it encounters other characters? How can a library that receives in part surprising donations nonetheless be developed strategically? And how is it possible to deal with the fact that the collection always has gaps as well?

In the Sitterwerk, such questions are both central and commonplace, and we look forward to outlining and discussing possible answers and ideas for the future within the framework of Erbprozent Kultur’s «Forum 8».

Public part of the program of «Forum 8»:

11:00 a.m.      Arrival at the Sitterwerk Art Library
11:30 a.m.      On dealing with bequests based on the example of the Sitterwerk Art Library
 1:00 p.m.      Shared midday meal
 2:00 p.m.      Opportunity to tour the Sitterwerk and exchange ideas

Please register, with or without the midday meal, via email by Monday, November 19, 2018, at info[at]