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The collection started off in 1985, when Bill Viola offered "Anthem", his latest vidéo to the Département des arts et médias électroniques of Saint-Gervais Image, who had invited him to the 1st International Video Week (Semaine Internationale de Vidéo). This great gift became the starting point to make a collection of videos by artists

Since then, the collection has been completed by following types of purchases: Complete retrospectives of certain artists invited to the International Video Weeks (Viola, Hill, Vasulkas, Cahen, Wegman, Filliou),
The restoration and puchase of the first swiss video artists (Bauermeister, Otth, Urban, Minkoff, Olesen) with the Fonds Municipal de Décoration
The prize winning tapes of the International Video Week competitions, the tapes produced by the artists in residence, aswell as punctual purchases, special editions, and loans by artists themselves, deposits from the Fonds Municipal de Décoration
Today the collection has about 700 titles.

The viewing can only be done in house (no rental, no loan).
The collection is open to the public. Better phone for booking: (022) 908 20 60

Opening hours Monday - 14 - 18 / Tuesday - closed / Wednesday - 9 - 12, 14 - 18 / Thursday - 9 - 12, 14 - 20 / Friday - 9 - 12, 14 - 18

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