Educational facility and workshop area
Around ten themed workshops for school pupils at all levels make the MATERIAL ARCHIV into an Aladdin’s Cave for inquisitive children and young people. Our educational resources for schools are constantly being expanded and enhanced. In addition to the workshops, a number of different workbooks and study sheets are currently available for students of all ages, as well as tips and instructions for teachers wishing to bring their classes on informal visits.
Impressions of the permanent exhibition
Interactive virtual tour
Click into the picture with the mouse and scroll through the rooms of the material archive. An ideal preparation for the museum visit.
Information for media professionals
Media information files and high-resolution media images are available for download. Impressions of each exhibition are released after the official opening.
We are happy to send you a specimen copy or a link to coverage of our exhibitions on request.
If you have any particular questions about the exhibition, require additional material or are looking for the right people to interview, please contact Media Relations for more information.
Media information is available in German only.
The MATERIAL ARCHIV online database is an extended digital reference work on materials which is managed and regularly updated by several prestigious Swiss educational institutions in the fields of design, architecture and art. This database can be accessed online, but it is also linked by scanners to every single specimen material in the exhibition rooms of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. The link-up between the database and the specimen collection allows significant knowledge of materials to be generated, enabling the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur to provide students and visitors with deep and wide-ranging insights into the world of materials.
MATERIAL ARCHIV is cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary. The following institutions currently support the network:
S1 Collection 1: Winterthur Museum of Applied Arts and Design
S2 Collection 2: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - School of Engineering and Architecture
S3 Collection 3: Sitterwerk Art and Production
S4 Collection 4: Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)
S5 Collection 5: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - School of Art and Design
S6 Collection 6: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
S7 Collection 7: Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Winterthur
S8 Collection 8: Bern University of the Arts (HKB)
S9 Collection 9: Schweizer Baumuster-Centrale Zürich (SBCZ)
S10 Collection 10: Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, DE
S11 Collection 11: FHNW School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics