ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  exhibitions

Permanent exhibition
of old textiles and works of art.
Temporary exhibition 2004

Address: Werner Abegg-Strasse 67
CH-3132 Riggisberg

regional transport from Berne or Thun to Toffen; postbus from Toffen to Abegg-Stiftung and back according to timetable.

tel: ++41 (0)31 808 12 01
fax: ++41 (0)31 808 12 00

daily slide show (20 minutes: 2.30 pm)

guided tours by prior arrangements
free for groups of 10 persons or more

opening hours:
daily 2 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

entrance fees:
sFr. 5.- adults
accompanied children free
wheelchair access

The Cope from Vic

7 September to 13 November 2005

  English luxury in a cathedral treasury of Spain, a medieval cope at Abegg foundation

The medieval cope of Vic in Spain was restored in the Abegg foundation's textile atelier. It is made from red velvet and it was embroidered by english workmen. At this time english gold and silk embroideries were of Europa's most loved luxury goods and also a symbol of status.
The cope was given to the treasury of the cathedral of Vic as a present by bishop Ramon de Bellera (bishop from 1352 to 1377).

After the exhibition in the Abegg foundation the cope will be brought back to its owners in Vic, in the Museu Episcopal.


Guided tours at 3 pm

Saturday, 17 September
Saturday, 8 October
Saturday, 22 October
Saturday, 12 November


The Adoration of the Kings, one of the central motives
(photo by Abegg Stiftung, Ch. Virag)


home content Last revised 17 October 2005 For further information contact Anne Wanner