Heidi in Japan


Art Over Lunch in September [MEMBERS ONLY]


Heidi ©Landesmuseum, Mountain view ©balu51/Flickr, Collage ©Asia Society Switzerland

In 1973, four Japanese artists traveled through Switzerland to do research on an anime series about «Heidi». The series became a huge success, and a filter through which Switzerland and its culture is perceived in large parts of the world. An upcoming exhibition at the Swiss National Museum tells the history of the anime and its effects. In a guided tour with Hans Bjarne Thomsen, Professor at the University of Zurich, will explain how the exhibition came about. 

Heidi in Japan
© Foto: Schweizerisches Landesmuseum


12:00 – Guided art tour with Hans Bjarne Thomsen
12:45 – Lunch (included in ticket price)
13:15 – End of Event

We will meet at the ticket office of the Landesmuseum (Museumstrasse 2) at 11:50.

This tour is for Asia Society Switzerland members only. How to become a member?

Full no-show charge unless registration is cancelled until end of one business day before the event.

About the Guide

Hans Bjarne Thomsen

Hans Bjarne Thomsen is Professor at the University of Zurich and has held the Chair for East Asian Art History since 2007. He was born in Japan and he grew up there and in Denmark. Hans Bjarne Thomsen received his PhD from Princeton University on a dissertation on the painter Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800). Prior to coming to Zurich, he taught at the University of Chicago.


About Art Over Lunch 

Art Over Lunch is a monthly event series for members of Asia Society Switzerland. Each time, we visit an exhibition or a special part of a collection with curators and experts for 45 minutes followed by a small lunch. The tours are designed to give members a different view on the vast troves at the museums in the city of Zurich and provide an opportunity to mingle and discuss.

Event Details

Fri 06 Sep 2019
12 - 1:15 p.m.

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum
Museumsstrasse 2
8001 Zürich


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