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(Français) Sympaisium Abstrakta 2023 : Un Événement Incontournable pour les Amateurs de Jeux Abstraits
We recently received a copy of the book « Chess in Art – History of Chess in Painting 1100-1900” and were captivated and amazed by the intensive work and research invested in assembling this unique collection of art paintings depicting the game of chess from the 11th to the 19th century.
The Swiss Museum of Games is obviously interested in the history of games and we acknowledge the importance of studying art to learn more about the history and different aspects of games whether it be sociological, technological, political, or else. Discover our collection which also includes art pieces that depict the use of games in different time periods.
We highly recommend this book which contains high-quality images of art by more than 700 artists. Chess lovers everywhere will equally be thrilled and cannot wait to see the second volume which will depict images from 1900 to 2000.
For more info : www.chessinart.com
In a mini-exhibition, the Swiss Museum of Games commemorates the spectacular world chess championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, which took place 50 years ago in Reykjavik. The exhibition “The chess match of all time” features selected treasures from the museum’s collection and library and loans from private collectors: books, magazines, pictures, games and souvenirs. The duel caused a great international sensation and had a lasting impact on the chess world.