Swiss National Museum

Director's Choice

Denise Tonella

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 423 4

    Size: 190 x 165

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 80

    In association with:

    Date published: May, 2023

    UK £9.95 /US $14.95


  • Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Swiss National Museum
  • Featuring stunning new photography of the most visited museum of cultural history in Switzerland.


The Swiss National Museum is Switzerland’s most frequently visited museum of cultural history. At its three sites in Zurich, Prangins and Schwyz, it presents Swiss identities from prehistory to the twenty-first century. At its Collection Centre, it preserves over 870,000 items and works of art as well as several million photographs for future generations.

This new addition to Scala’s Director’s Choice series celebrates the museum’s 125th anniversary, showcasing stunning new photography of some of the museums’ finest objects, a selection that has been expertly compiled by Denise Tonella, the museum’s director.


Author information

Historian Denise Tonella became the Director of the Swiss National Museum in spring 2021. She has been with the Swiss National Museum since 2010, and has been a curator and exhibition project director since 2014.

Originally hailing from Ticino, she has already managed a host of large projects with great success, and was jointly responsible for the comprehensive exhibition ‘Europe in the Renaissance’.