If you are an art admirer and want to have a look on some engaging Asian, African, American and Oceanian art in Switzerland then the Rietberg Museum is the place right for you. The museum was made with an idea of showing cultures other than the European cultures. The Rietberg Museum holds to be the third-largest museum in Zürich.
The Rietberg Museum is located on an area of 17-acre (69,000 m2) Rieterpark in central Zürich. There are several buildings that are located in the vicinity of park. The buildings include the Wesendonck Villa, the Remise (or “Depot”), the Rieter Park-Villa, Schönberg Villa and Smarag. The addition of Smarag in 2007 has attracted more visitors.
The Rierberg Museum became functional on 24 May 1952. In the upcoming years the museum went through many renovations. In the year 1976 the Schonberg Villa was acquired and added as an extension. The Schönberg Villa is today transformed into a library with huge collection of books and it is under the administration of museum.
The Rietberg Museum has its own in house press that has published the work on museum’s Asian and African artworks. There has also been publication of occasional short monographs. From the year 1991 the Rietberg Museum has been publishing a magazine named Artibus Asiae on the arts and archeology of the continent Asia.
The Rietberg Museum has highly been appreciated for the interior, collection and pleasant environment. The Rietberg Museum has been admired for the exhibits both permanent and those arranged from time to time. According to the visitors there is always something new offered in the Rietberg Museum. The whole visit can take 4 to 5 hours.