Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

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Fotomuseum Winterthur is a museum of photography in Winterthur, Switzerland.
The museum was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to photography as art form and document, and as a representation of reality. Fotomuseum Winterthur is an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists; a traditional museum for works by 19th and 20th century masters; and a cultural-historical, sociological museum of applied photography in the fields of industry, architecture, fashion, etc. (with exhibitions on police photography, industrial photography, dam-construction photography, medical photography etc.). These three orientations form the basis of the museum's exhibition program and accompanying publications and events.
Together with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Fotomuseum Winterthur has been running a Center of Photography since autumn of 2003, with a bistro, a library, seminar rooms, a lounge, and a shop. On the new expanded premises, and in addition to the changing exhibitions, Fotomuseum Winterthur presents changing shows of works from its collection of contemporary photography.
Fotomuseum Winterthur is located at Grüzenstrasse 44 and 45, in two buildings on opposite sides of the road. The exhibition area is 1000m2 and the total area (including the area shared with Fotostiftung Schweiz) is 3000m2.
Contemporary photographers and artists that have exhibited at Fotomuseum Winterthur include Lewis Baltz, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, and Boris Mikhailov. 19th and 20th century masters that have exhibited at Karl Blossfeldt, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, Lisette Model, Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and Weegee.
Together, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz constitute the new Center of Photography in Winterthur, which occupies buildings on either side of Grüzenstrasse. The existing premises of the FMW in Grüzenstrasse 44 accommodate the changing exhibition rooms, rooms for museum pedagogics, offices, a workshop, and storage. The new building accommodates the exhibition rooms for the FMW collection and rooms for all joint functions of the FMW and the FSS: library, seminar rooms, collection storage rooms, museum shop, and the museum bistro "George" . To visit Fotomuseum Winterthur and other attractions in Winterthur, use our Winterthur online vacation builder.
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  • To make it clear I am not an artist, but my wife is. I expect she would rate the place higher than I do but it is an interesting experience, not too large and manageable as a non - connoisseur. Great....  more
    To make it clear I am not an artist, but my wife is. I expect she would rate the place higher than I do but it is an interesting experience, not too large and manageable as a non - connoisseur. Great....  more »
  • We felt that the collection was a bit too small. It also depends on the temporary exhibitions whether it is worthwhile to visit. 
    We felt that the collection was a bit too small. It also depends on the temporary exhibitions whether it is worthwhile to visit.  more »
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  • Very good museum Old planes and very organized shape Inside the museum, there are many things for aviation lovers. A visit to the museum is really beautiful Thanks to all
  • Fotomuseum Winterthur is one of the greatest and oldest most contemporary Photography museum in Europe, It's very well known with it's tow wonderful temporary exhibitions, one is very up to date contemporary Photography exhibition, and the other is great historical one from their own archive collection.

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