Musée Jenisch

Musée Jenisch Vevey2013

next project previous project
Babl Jenisch 34

Locat­ed in Vevey on the shores of Lake Gene­va (one of the stages of the Roman­tic Grand Tour’) the muse­um attracts vis­i­tors drawn by the her­itage of Rousseau and Byron. It owes its cre­ation to a gift: as a mark of her grat­i­tude towards a town in which she had spent many hap­py times with her hus­band, Fan­ny Jenisch (1801 – 1881), the wid­ow of a sen­a­tor from Ham­burg, donates two hun­dred thou­sand gold francs to the town of Vevey to fund the con­struc­tion of an ency­clopaedic muse­um com­bin­ing art and science.

Girafe002

La giraffe de Vevey.

Inau­gu­rat­ed in March 1897, the muse­um is built in a neo-clas­si­cal style by the archi­tects Mail­lard and Con­vert. A repli­ca of the Parthenon frieze adorns its façade, while the entrance hall and main stair­case have mosa­ic floors and are dec­o­rat­ed with columns and stat­ues based on mod­els from Antiq­ui­ty. In accor­dance with Fanny’s wish­es the muse­um also hous­es a library, and wel­comes gen­er­a­tions of school­child­ren who come to dis­cov­er its stuffed ani­mals – includ­ing the famous giraffe – and attend draw­ing lessons. In the 1980s, the sci­en­tif­ic col­lec­tions are trans­ferred to the can­ton­al zool­o­gy muse­um in Lau­sanne. In 1989, the ren­o­vat­ed muse­um becomes home to the Fon­da­tion Oskar Kokosch­ka and the Can­ton of Vaud prints col­lec­tion. The depar­ture of the munic­i­pal library in 2004 frees up a space on the low­er lev­el, enabling the now some­what cramped muse­um to expand in order to accom­mo­date its grow­ing collections.

Babl Jenisch 22 2

Rez supérieur.

Babl Jenisch 41

Coupe trans­ver­sale.

Babl Jenisch 40

Coupe lon­gi­tu­di­nale.

We tried to embed the his­toric build­ing in its mod­ern con­text while remain­ing faith­ful to its past. Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, the aim was to restore the build­ing to its orig­i­nal appear­ance pre­serv­ing the unique atmos­phere, reflect­ed in the mosa­ic floors and the col­oration of the walls in the hall. Pass­ing through the entrance hall with its remark­able epic décor, so redo­lent of Antiq­ui­ty – columns, mould­ings, Pom­peii-style walls and fres­coes by Ernest Biéler – vis­i­tors encounter the exhi­bi­tion gal­leries in the mod­ernised areas, in a delib­er­ate depar­ture from the his­tori­cis­ing reg­is­ter. The muse­um now hous­es tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tions on the ground floor, while the high­lights – the his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tions, from 16th-cen­tu­ry paint­ings to con­tem­po­rary works, the Fon­da­tion Oskar Kokosch­ka sec­tion, the prints and draw­ings – are on per­ma­nent dis­play on the upper floor, with reg­u­lar­ly chang­ing hangings.

Babl Jenisch 36
Babl Jenisch 30
Babl Jenisch 44

La méchanique physique des flux et lumières.

Babl Jenisch 35

Les dif­férences géométriques entre la logique de dedans et dehors. 

Babl Jenisch 01

Le jeu entre la lumière de jour et arti­fi­cielle, l’in­ten­sité et la tem­péra­ture conditionnée.

Babl Jenisch 27

La salle Kokoschka.

Babl Jenisch 03

La salle des estam­pes en lavis Mari­ette’, basée sur une har­monie en bleu, blanc et or de cadre.

Babl Jenisch 04
Babl Jenisch 06

Le hall d’en­trée avec un béli­er de Troie.

Babl Jenisch 14

Le desk d’ac­cueil mobil qui reprend la tex­ture d’un béli­er du fresque au fond. 

Babl Jenisch 12

la voilà le béli­er en cause..

Babl Jenisch 08
Babl Jenisch 05
Images Php
Babl Jenisch 20
Jenisch Eingang

Le gar­di­en prin­ci­pal dans sa bête.

Babl Jenisch 09

Les cheveux peints à la main un par un.

Babl Jenisch 29

Une vit­rine albino.

Babl Jenisch 13

La bib­lio­thèque sous le toit.

Babl Jenisch 22

L’escalier recon­stru­it vers la col­lec­tion dans la cave.

Babl Jenisch 21

Béton pon­cé.

Babl Jenisch 24

Le dépot des tableaux.

Babl Jenisch 33

L’ar­rière de Jenisch avec l’église ortho­dox de la même époque.

Babl Jenisch 31

Jenisch noc­turne.

Babl Jenisch 34

Locat­ed in Vevey on the shores of Lake Gene­va (one of the stages of the Roman­tic Grand Tour’) the muse­um attracts vis­i­tors drawn by the her­itage of Rousseau and Byron. It owes its cre­ation to a gift: as a mark of her grat­i­tude towards a town in which she had spent many hap­py times with her hus­band, Fan­ny Jenisch (1801 – 1881), the wid­ow of a sen­a­tor from Ham­burg, donates two hun­dred thou­sand gold francs to the town of Vevey to fund the con­struc­tion of an ency­clopaedic muse­um com­bin­ing art and science.

Girafe002

Inau­gu­rat­ed in March 1897, the muse­um is built in a neo-clas­si­cal style by the archi­tects Mail­lard and Con­vert. A repli­ca of the Parthenon frieze adorns its façade, while the entrance hall and main stair­case have mosa­ic floors and are dec­o­rat­ed with columns and stat­ues based on mod­els from Antiq­ui­ty. In accor­dance with Fanny’s wish­es the muse­um also hous­es a library, and wel­comes gen­er­a­tions of school­child­ren who come to dis­cov­er its stuffed ani­mals – includ­ing the famous giraffe – and attend draw­ing lessons. In the 1980s, the sci­en­tif­ic col­lec­tions are trans­ferred to the can­ton­al zool­o­gy muse­um in Lau­sanne. In 1989, the ren­o­vat­ed muse­um becomes home to the Fon­da­tion Oskar Kokosch­ka and the Can­ton of Vaud prints col­lec­tion. The depar­ture of the munic­i­pal library in 2004 frees up a space on the low­er lev­el, enabling the now some­what cramped muse­um to expand in order to accom­mo­date its grow­ing collections.

Babl Jenisch 22 2
Babl Jenisch 41
Babl Jenisch 40

We tried to embed the his­toric build­ing in its mod­ern con­text while remain­ing faith­ful to its past. Wher­ev­er pos­si­ble, the aim was to restore the build­ing to its orig­i­nal appear­ance pre­serv­ing the unique atmos­phere, reflect­ed in the mosa­ic floors and the col­oration of the walls in the hall. Pass­ing through the entrance hall with its remark­able epic décor, so redo­lent of Antiq­ui­ty – columns, mould­ings, Pom­peii-style walls and fres­coes by Ernest Biéler – vis­i­tors encounter the exhi­bi­tion gal­leries in the mod­ernised areas, in a delib­er­ate depar­ture from the his­tori­cis­ing reg­is­ter. The muse­um now hous­es tem­po­rary exhi­bi­tions on the ground floor, while the high­lights – the his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tions, from 16th-cen­tu­ry paint­ings to con­tem­po­rary works, the Fon­da­tion Oskar Kokosch­ka sec­tion, the prints and draw­ings – are on per­ma­nent dis­play on the upper floor, with reg­u­lar­ly chang­ing hangings.

Babl Jenisch 36
Babl Jenisch 30
Babl Jenisch 44
Babl Jenisch 35
Babl Jenisch 01
Babl Jenisch 27
Babl Jenisch 03
Babl Jenisch 04
Babl Jenisch 06
Babl Jenisch 14
Babl Jenisch 12
Babl Jenisch 08
Babl Jenisch 05
Images Php
Babl Jenisch 20
Jenisch Eingang
Babl Jenisch 09
Babl Jenisch 29
Babl Jenisch 13
Babl Jenisch 22
Babl Jenisch 21
Babl Jenisch 24
Babl Jenisch 33
Babl Jenisch 31