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Allée verre / grand hall
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Main exhibitions

The main exhibitions focus on the historical timeline of ceramics and on specific themes. Travel, Swiss collections, industrial production and the history of the museum are some of the areas covered in one of the rooms.


Discover the current and upcoming exhibitions

Tasse et soucoupe Porzellanfabrik Langenthal


June 18, 2021 - August 28, 2022
Through the Eyes of Lionel Latham

An everyday, collectible or historical object, the cup has always reflected evolutions in the stylistic and decorative tastes of its contemporaries.

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Détail du flyer de l'exposition Jeanne Rimbert oh les beaux jours

Jeanne Rimbert

June 2, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Oh Happy Days!

The artistic universe of Jeanne Rimbert (France, 1985) is deceptively idyllic.

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Offhause Museum par Baptiste Coulon

Offhause Museum

May 15, 2022 - October 30, 2022

As part of International Museum Day, Yusuké Y. Offhause has opened his own museum at the Ariana Museum, featuring the work of artist Thomas Bonny.

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Dernière mise à jour: 2022-08-16 20:22:36


Chasse aux trésors

2 July - 21 August

En ces beaux jours d'été, pars à la découverte des merveilles qui se cachent dans le parc de l'Ariana.

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Atelier de peinture sur porcelaine

Sunday 11 September, 14:00

Atelier de peinture sur porcelaine dès 12 ans (durée 2h30)

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Joint opening

Thursday 15 September, 19:00

For the 70th anniversary of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), the Musée Ariana presents three exhibitions : MIGRATION(S), CONNECTIONS, VOCATION.

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Au gré des vents !

Saturday 24 September, 10:00, 11:30, 15:00

Atelier jeune public

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Atelier peinture grand format pour enfants dès 12 ans

Sunday 25 September, 14:00

Atelier de peinture pour famille dès 12 ans

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Tous à la montagne !

Saturday 1 October, 13:30, 15:30

Atelier jeune public

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Digital resources

Visit the Musée Ariana in another way


Amélie, Gérald, Julien et Nahuel, porteurs.euses de troubles autistiques, vous emmènent à la découverte du musée et de ses objets, en vous offrant leurs regards et leurs émotions.

Web series

The Musée Ariana regularly produces web series, mainly aimed at a teenage audience but open to everyone. A fun and entertaining way to learn about topics such as Meissen porcelain and the museum’s Japanese collection.

Video clips

On our youtube channel you will regularly find new instructional videos. Discover Manon's presentations!

Online Collections

Full immersion into the museum’s collections

The new digital platform, Online Collections, provides another way to access the museum’s exhibits, enabling the public to explore its collections in the finest detail. The app offers the curious-minded a great way to discover the world of ceramics, deepen their knowledge and even add their own contributions.

The Ariana’s blog

Fire! – a hot take on everything that gets us fired up

Dive into the world of ceramics and glassware and learn all about it with our blog. The texts are written by museum staff as well as professionals and enthusiasts from a wide range of backgrounds. All of them delight in the chance to share their knowledge and give a fresh perspective on the subject, probing it with passion and science, and peppering it with originality and a dash of humour.

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