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Closure due to overall renovation

The Museum Langmatt and the park will remain closed until spring 2026 due to the overall renovation. Thanks to various events, you can experience the renovation-related changes to the Langmatt.

Day of the empty «old» Langmatt - Sunday, 25 February 2024, 14–18 hrs
After all the furniture and pictures, chandeliers and curtains, books and vases have been removed in January/February 2024, the completely emptied Langmatt offers the opportunity for a unique experience: how will the characteristic Langmatt atmosphere change everything has been removed? The day of the empty «old» Langmatt will be followed by a day of the empty «new» Langmatt at the beginning of 2026, so that the differences between before and after can be compared. Admission free.

Guided tours of the building site
What will happen behind the gates of Langmatt during the complete renovation? In 2024 and 2025, there will be various opportunities to visit the Langmatt as part of guided tours of the construction site. The exact dates depend on the progress of the renovation work. They will be published on our website at short notice and communicated via newsletter, Instagram, Facebook and Linkedin.

Workshops for school classes
The overall renovation offers ideal opportunities for school classes of all levels to discover a different Langmatt. Each construction phase offers specific and varied workshop content. Further information on the 2024 workshops in German and English and, at a later date, on the 2025 programmes can be found at langmatt.ch/schoolclasses.

Processual art projects
The artist Reto Boller, the artist duo Bigler/Weibel and the cartoonist Silvan Wegmann (SWEN) have been invited to Langmatt for long-term process-based art projects. Three different perspectives, generations and artistic media accompany and document the structural changes during the overall renovation. During this time, snapshots will be published on the museum's website and newsletter as well as on social media. The projects will culminate in three cabinet exhibitions to mark the reopening.

Display Window Langmatt
The Langmatt is a guest at the Historical Museum Baden until the end of 2024. The Display Window Langmatt shows selected historical views and objects from the history of the Brown family's collection. An 8-minute film portrait of the historical origins of the Langmatt can be seen in the museum cinema. In May and autumn, joint events round off the guest appearance.

Exhibition tour
During the closure period, the Impressionists will go on a European tour. This is the first time in its history that the collection will be presented outside of Baden. Three major museums will be showing around 50 of the most important Langmatt paintings:

Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne
28 June–3 November 2024

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne
28 March–27 July 2025

Lower Belvedere, Vienna
25 September 2025–8 February 2026

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Die magische Langmatt – Eine ungewöhnliche Museumsgeschichte

Die neueste Publikation von Museumsdirektor Markus Stegmann erzählt die Geschichte des einzigartigen Museums und seiner Rettung durch den einmaligen Verkauf von drei Bildern Paul Cézannes aus der Sammlung aus der Perspektive der Beteiligten.

Mit Texten von Markus Stegmann, Stefan Bräm, Lukas Breunig-Hollinger, Josef Bürge, Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, Patrick Nöthiger, Markus Schneider, Renée Levi, Marcel Schmid, Mark Wallinger u.a.

Do, 17.10.2023, 18 Uhr
Buchvernissage im Historisches Museum Baden

Painting sale – Future of the Museum Langmatt secured

Three paintings from the Museum Langmatt collection were sold at this year's 20th Century Art Evening Auction organised by Christie's in New York on 9th November 2023. The auction result totalled 40.32 million Swiss francs. In view of the set target of 40 million, this is a precision landing and a good result given the tense market environment. The proceeds can be used to reorganise the foundation's capital and secure the long-term future of the Museum Langmatt. The foundation and museum management are accordingly relieved.

To the auction recording

Further information on the sale of pictures 

SRF-Kulturplatz at the Museum Langmatt

On 15 November 2023, SRF's «Kulturplatz» was all about the Langmatt. The topic: «How do you save a museum? About the existential rollercoaster of a small but extraordinary museum that is trying to save itself with a daring idea.»

To SRF-Kulturplatz

Overall Renovation

On 18 June 2023, the people of Baden voted in favour of the city's contribution of 10 million Swiss francs to the overall renovation and restoration of the Langmatt Museum. This is a decisive contribution to maintaining this institution, which is important in terms of art and cultural history, and to enhancing its value for visitors through structural extensions. The Langmatt Foundation and Museum are very pleased with the outcome of 79.25 % 'yes' votes.

The overall renovation in 2024/25 will preserve and protect the enchanting 120-year-old villa with one of the most important private collections of French Impressionism in Europe and the publicly accessible park. In addition to the structural renovation, the foundation Langmatt must now raise CHF 40 million for its endowment fund, providing the necessary interest rates for the long-term future of the museum’s operation. To this end, the Foundation, together with Christie's, will auction one to three paintings in November 2023.

More information about the sale of pictures

​​​​​​​Appeal for donations for the overall renovation

In addition to the city of Baden and the canton of Aargau, the Langmatt Foundation is also contributing 3.19 million Swiss francs to the costs of the overall renovation - together with third parties such as municipalities and foundations, companies and private individuals. We need your support for this. Donate now!

Interesting

A cinematic short portrait

To mark the museum's thirtieth anniversary, a short professional film about the Langmatt and its history was produced in cooperation with Seed Audio-Visual Communication AG. The idyllic park, the historic Art Nouveau villa and selected works from the art collection can be experienced in moving pictures for the first time. With fascinating tracking shots, the film answers the question of the Langmatt's "spirit" and identity.

Our visitors can watch the 8-minute film portrait in the specially equipped Langmatt cinema.

Here you can see the 2-minute short version (in German with English subtitles)

Öffentliche Baustellenführungen

An zwei Juni-Abenden bietet sich Gelegenheit, die Langmatt-Baustelle im Rahmen einer öffentlichen Führung zu besichtigen. Der Blick hinter die Absperrgitter ist ein Muss für alle Langmatt-Fans.

Mittwoch, 19.6.2024 mit Markus Stegmann, Direktor Museum Langmatt
Donnerstag, 27.6.2024 mit Frerk Froböse, Projektleiter Gesamtsanierung Museum Langmatt

WICHTIG: Das Tragen von festem Schuhwerk ist zwingend.

Die Platzzahl ist auf 20 Personen begrenzt. Tickets gibts ausschliesslich im Vorverkauf auf eventfrog.ch oder bei Info Baden. CHF 15, reduziert CHF 12.

Kaleidoskop

Eine Frage, eine Antwort: Daraus entsteht ein Clip von maximal 60 Sekunden. Das Konzept des Online-Formats Kaleidoskop Stimmen zum Gesamtkunstwerk Langmatt  ist so einfach wie evident. Beginnend im Frühling 2022 und bis Ende 2023 kommen namhafte Persönlichkeiten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur zu Wort. Sie beantworten jeweils eine Frage zu Gegenwart und Zukunft des historischen Ensembles Langmatt und dessen Faszination. 

Zu den Clips