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Swiss National Museum
Swiss National Museum
Museumstrasse 2
Zurich
CHF 10
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The children in Switzerland from 8 to 88 years love "Schellen-Ursli", whose adventures, invented and illustrated by Alois Carigiet, belong to the most famous and successful Swiss children's books. The National Museum in Zurich dedicates an exhibition to its artistic father: Alois Carigiet (1902 – 1985) was not only an author and illustrator of children’s books, but also a highly talented painter, graphic artist and stage designer. He was one of the co-founders of the legendary Cabaret Cornichon in 1933. This exhibition highlights the many different facets of Carigiet's work in a manner that will fascinate children and adults alike.

Starting with a look at Carigiet’s home in Graubünden, visitors experience Switzerland’s Rhaeto-Romanic culture and dive into the world of children’s literature and Carigiet’s graphic art and painting. The show concludes with a display of the costumes worn in Xavier Koller’s recent filming of “Schellen-Ursli” (“A Bell for Ursli”) and a short piece about how the film was made.

(Picture: Swiss National Museum)