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The Fondation perpetuates the heritage and the vision of J.-E. Berger and shares his passion for Art


Jacques-Édouard Berger (1945-1993) — art historian, lecturer, organiser and accompanier of cultural trips to Europe, Egypt, India, Far East and United States — had brought back over one hundred thousand pictures, for purposes of lectures Pour l'Art. Passionate collector of Art, after his death, the J.-E. Berger Foundation deposited his very important collections with the City of Lausanne (Switzerland) with a view to their installation in the Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains (mudac). The collections are presented by means of regularly changing selections. One gallery is dedicated to ancient Egyptian art, while two other rooms present objects from Asia, for the most part Chinese but also Indian , Tibetan, Japanese, Burma, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and Nepal.



Egyptian Amulet - Ram, Undated
Glazed steatite, 1.7 x 2.8 x 1 cm
Berger 340

Egyptian Amulet - Jackal, Undated
Gold, 2 x 2.6 cm
Berger 331

Egyptian Amulet - Mertseger, Undated
Self-glazed paster, 3.5 x 1.8 x 2 cm
Berger 312