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1 Welcome! Table of Contents Introduction 2 Background Information 3 Why does Ganesha have an elephant's head? Why did a prince become "Buddha"? What is a Buddha statue doing in the garden center? Dear teachers, pupils pursue these and similar questions when they deal with Hinduism and Buddhism in the subject "Religion and Culture". But what does all of this have to do with our everyday life? How can art explain something about religion? The museum provides answers. In the following you will find suitable accompanying materials for our various workshops, which you can incorporate into the classroom as preparation and follow-up for your visit to the museum. Have fun! Your art education team, Museum Rietberg Zürich Tips and tricks for the use of the materials 4 5 Reference to the teaching aid “Blickpunkt” 6 References to literature and media 6 Glossary / keywords 7 8 Photo credits and brief descriptions 8 9 Information about visiting the museum 10 Contact and imprint 11 Class materials “Vishnu Der Erhalter the world order in Hinduism »(see PDF)

2 Introduction The workshop “Vishnu The Preserver of the World Order in Hinduism” is designed for the primary class. There are many stories in Hinduism that tell how the god Vishnu descends on earth to protect the good and drive away the bad. Many pictures and sculptures in the museum's collection tell of this. By looking at and describing the works of art themselves, the students learn details about Vishnu's ten manifestations (avatars) on earth and use them to design a joint memory game. "Whenever justice suffers in India, () I will come again and again to punish the wicked and to restore righteousness." (from the Bhagavadgita) Visit No specific preparation of the students is required to attend the workshop. However, providing and explaining general information about Hinduism is helpful. The class material 1 * and 2 ** is available for this. The materials The accompanying materials are designed in such a way that the teachers can choose any of them according to the needs of their own class. "Tips and tricks for use" indicate whether they are more suitable for preparing or following up the museum visit. The stars * / ** / *** indicate the level of difficulty of the class material (easy / medium / demanding) in the specified school level. In addition, the icon (see shell at the top left) shows which workshop the materials belong to. 2 Teacher information introduction

3 Background information The Hindu god Vishnu belongs to the important group of three gods: Brahma as the creator of the cosmos, Vishnu as the preserver of the cosmos and Shiva as its destroyer or dissolver. Hindu mythology tells of ten manifestations of Vishnu. These are the ten avatars: 1. Fish (Matsya) 2. Turtle (Kurma) 3. Boar (Varaha) 4. Lion man (Narasimha) 5. Dwarf (Vamana) 6. Rama with the ax (Parashurama) 7. King Rama 8 Krishna 9. Buddha 10. World Redeemer (Kalki) According to Hindu understanding, the tenth manifestation is only expected in the future. Vishnu is a god in many forms. Whenever chaos gets out of hand in the world, he rebalances it by fighting the evil and protecting the good. In this way he restores the cosmic order, the so-called "Dharma". In addition, the deity does not appear on earth itself, but only a part of the embodiment (incarnation) of his being that has become human or animal. This is the so-called "avatar", which could be translated as appearance or descent. The film world has used this term and title for the well-known film "Avatar". Vishnu can be recognized by his attributes: the conch shell, the throwing discus, the club and the lotus flower. His mount is Garuda, half bird, half human. In the painting his skin color is shown as blue. This is an indication that this god is as infinite and incomprehensible as the blue shimmering universe. Vishnu usually wears a gold-colored hip scarf (dhoti). When Vishnu is not active, he rests on the many-headed serpent Shesha in the middle of a sea of ​​milk and is cared for by his wife Lakshmi. The picture on the right also shows the four-headed Brahma and Shiva, together with other gods, who ask Vishnu to save the world. 3 Teacher information Background information

4 Tips and tricks for using the materials Here are some suggestions for using the class materials for the preparation and follow-up of the workshop “Vishnu The Preserver of the World Order”. Subsequently, reference is made to the teaching aid "Blickpunkt" and a list is made of the topics relating to Vishnu that are dealt with in it. Abbreviations EA: Individual work PA: Partner work GA: Group work SuS: Pupils L: Teacher KM: Class material To prepare for the museum visit: 1 *: Gods and goddesses of Hinduism Topic: Get previous knowledge of Hindu gods, introduction of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Introductory questions: Which gods and goddesses in Hinduism do you know? What do you know about them? What festivals do you celebrate for them? (Solution: eg the «Diwali» festival of lights for Lakshmi (focus 1), the Ganesha festival (focus 2)) KM 1 * read and discuss together, look at pictures, question: Look for what you want in the short text in the picture read about the deity. What do you recognize in the picture? Final questions: What are the tasks of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva? Hindu deities are often depicted with multiple heads and arms. What could this mean? (Solution: to differentiate human representations; several arms can do more at the same time and effect more, several heads have the opportunity to look everywhere, to perceive and to know more.) 2 **: Vishnu rests on the Shesha snake Topic: Introduction Vishnu: Rest and Intervene in world events Viewing the picture as EA / PA or in plenary: What do you see in the picture? People / deities Nature (animals, plants, landscape) Objects (pillow, scarf, crown, etc.) Consider: What is happening here? (Solution see text: A snake, its many heads fanned out like a canopy, rests curled up on the water. Vishnu sleeps on it. His wife is massaging his feet in the meantime. Vishnu is holding a lotus flower in one hand ...) How does this picture work to you of you? Why? (e.g. relaxed, royal, happy, peaceful, harmonious?) How is the picture structured? Which colors are used? Read text as EA / PA or in plenary (possibly in sections) Pupils ask each other questions about understanding, e.g. why does Vishnu have a blue skin color? Why is the lotus flower so special? Why is Vishnu sleeping? When does he wake up? What does he do then? What does the prayer say? etc. Formulate a summary: What “task” does God Vishnu have? (Solution: He keeps the world in balance by fighting against the bad and protecting the good. In this way he preserves "dharma", the cosmic order.) To follow up on the museum visit: 3 * Vishnu as a fish (Matsya Avatara) 4 tips for teachers and tricks for using the materials

5 Topic: Learn an Avatar Story. Preparation of the story: Look closely at the picture: List what can be seen. Reading history together Discussion: How does Vishnu save the world order? Why do the religious texts (Vedas) have to be saved? How does Vishnu go about saving the Vedas? Supplement: Make a picture comparison: Vishnu as a fish with the picture Jonah in a fish (viewpoint 1, p.114) What is similar? What is different? 4 * Vishnu as a turtle (Kurma Avatara) Topic: Memorize an avatar story and tell it to others. Preparation of the story: Announcing the title Pupils first look at the picture and try to discover Vishnu. (Solution: Vishnu pulls the rope or snake, Vishnu as a turtle, Vishnu with Lakshmi in the lotus blossom) Write key words that occur in the story on the blackboard: gods, immortality drink, demons, serpent Vasuki, milk sea, mountain, wondrous things , Lakshmi etc. EA / PA / GA: Pupils look for this in the picture. L reads a story and pupils look at the picture Idea: Try out how such a blender works. Place the string around the pencil on the desk and pull it back and forth. PA / GA: Pupils try to tell the story to each other using the keywords. 5 * Vishnu as a lion man Topic: Get to know the story of Vishnu as a lion man and solve a riddle. Hand out picture to pupil, L reads aloud in sections L: Write important terms / names to WT: nara, simha, Hiranyaksha, Hiranyakashipu Inquiry to pupil after first paragraph (in plenary): What is Hiranyakashipu's wish? Write solution to WT: Not to be defeated by something that Brahma created: animal, human in the house, outdoors on the ground, in the air by day, known, handcrafted weapon by night Discussion: What could happen to Hiranyakashipu, if he gets such a wish fulfilled? Can you still defeat him? How?! L reads on without a last section of text, question to pupil: Explain how Vishnu tricked Hiranyakashipu and his wish. What is the solution to the riddle? Adhere to the WT: Not to be defeated by something that Brahma created: (God Vishnu was not created by Brahma) animal, human = lion man in the house, in the open = on the doorstep on the floor, in the air = in the Claws by day, at night = well-known, handcrafted weapon = claws Read out the text, final question: When does Vishnu intervene as a lion man? (Solution: When Hiranyakashipu even wants to kill his son Prahlada, who trusts Vishnu.) 6 * Vishnu and his ten avatars Topic: Repetition of the ten avatars and possibly some of the associated mudras. EA / PA / GA or Plenary: (from memory) What different manifestations did Vishnu take to save the world? (Solution: 1. Fish (Matsya) 2. Turtle (Kurma) 3. Boar (Varaha) 4. Lion man (Narasimha) 5. Dwarf (Vamana) 6. Rama with the ax (Parashurama) 7. King Rama 8. Krishna 9 Buddha 10. World Redeemer (Kalki)) KM 6 * as EA / PA / GA or in plenary: What else do I know about the individual avatars (story, mudra)? L can use brief descriptions of the photo credits. Mudras: fish, turtle, lion man. Additional idea: invent your own story of how Vishnu could save the world in a new form. (in writing) Draw your own demon. 5 Teacher Information Tips and tricks for using the materials

6 Relation to the teaching material “Blickpunkt”: literature and media references Blickpunkt 1: Student book p. 68f .: Diwali student book p. 70f .: Lights in honor of the goddess Student book p. 114: Saved by animals. Jonas rescue (Image: Jona in Fisch) Focus 2: (on Hinduism in general) Student book p. 28: Important days in the Hinduism calendar Student book p. 29: Ganesha Chaturthi, the Ganesha festival Comment p. 39: Important days in the calendar of the Hinduism KM 29. 3: The Ganesha festival Fig. 6: Shiva's family of gods Fig. 7: Ganesha Focus 3: Student book p. 122f: Gods and goddesses (representation of the god Krishna) Student book p. 124ff: Out of love for Krishna (Krishna = 8. Avatar Vishnus) Student book p. 127: The Ramayana (Rama = 7th Avatar Vishnu) Comment p. 104ff: Hinduism Orientation Knowledge Comment p. 109: Illustration: The Ramayana Comment p. 115: Gods and goddesses Comment p. 118: Dealing with myths and epics KM 122.3: Small lexicon KM 124.1: Group puzzle Krishna temple KM 124.2: Krishna myths and representations KM 127: The Ramayana Figure 9: The Ramayana slide series 12: The Ramayana Museum Rietberg: Fischer, Eberhard (ed.) / Holm, Chandra (Author): Vishnu. An Indian god in many forms. Verlag Museum Rietberg Zürich, Hindu-ABC, Presidential Department of the City of Zürich & Verlag Museum Rietberg Zürich, Indian painting: Boner, Georgette / Fischer, Eberhard / Goswamy, B.N .: Pahari-Meister. Courtly painting from the mountains of Northern India. Verlag Museum Rietberg Zurich, Fischer, Eberhard (ed.): Alice Boner Collection: Gift to the Museum Rietberg Zurich; illustrated complete directory of Indian pictures. Verlag Museum Rietberg Zurich, Fischer, Eberhard / Britschgi, Jorrit: Rama and Sita. The Ramayana in Indian Painting. Verlag Museum Rietberg Zürich, left: Map and list: Tamil Hindu temples by cantons zrf / bilder / religionen-ch / hindutempel_2014.pdf "House of Religions" in Bern. Public pujas take place in the Hindu temple again and again. In addition, workshop offers. 06_Workshopangebote.pdf Film excerpts: SRF June 23, 2016: Society & Religion: “The Hindu world of gods finds its way into Switzerland” SRF April 16, 2014: “Pictures for the holiday: For the Tamil-Hindu New Year on April 14” SRF April 28 2013: Sternstunde Religion: “Inauguration ceremony of the Hindu temple in Trimbach” 6 Teacher information Relation to the teaching material “Blickpunkt” Literature and media references

7 Glossary / Keywords Avatar, Avatar Avatar literally means «descent». What is meant is the descent of the gods onto the human world. Vishnu has to incarnate himself again and again in the world and fight against demons in order to restore the world order ("dharma"). The ten best-known manifestations of Vishnu (Dasavatara) are: 1. Fish (Matsya) 2. Turtle (Kurma) 3. Boar (Varaha) 4. Lion man (Narasimha) 5. Dwarf (Vamana) 6. Rama with an ax (Parashurama) 7. King Rama 8. Krishna 9. Buddha 10. World Redeemer (Kalki) Brahma Brahma belongs to the important Hindu trinity of gods: Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer or dissolver of the cosmos. He is depicted with four heads, each looking in one direction. Demons They threaten the world order through their wrongdoing and embody negative qualities such as envy, anger, arrogance, rudeness, stupidity or greed. They are often depicted with animal attributes such as bird claws, horns, fangs, tails and with colored, pockmarked skin color. Dharma Dharma (Sanskrit: law, norm) denotes the all-encompassing "world order", which includes natural laws but also ethical, moral and religious obligations. Garuda Hindu gods and goddesses have a mount that they can use to move around. Vishnu's mount is Garuda, a hybrid of bird and human. Incarnation This term comes from the Latin "incarnatio" and means "incarnation" or embodiment or becoming form. It describes the process that a divine being or something abstract takes the form of a concrete being. Karma (Sanskrit: deed, action) The term originally had its place in the sacrificial ritual. In the course of time it received an ethical / moral extension of meaning. Every ethically and morally relevant act, positive as well as negative, has a cause and also a result. This means that human action has consequences for the further path of life and also for the next rebirth. Accordingly, man is not at the mercy of fate, but shapes it with his own deeds. Lakshmi wife of Vishnu. It stands for prosperity and happiness. At the end of October and the beginning of November their festival, the famous "Divali" festival of lights, is celebrated. Moksha Moksha means liberation or redemption from the cycle of rebirths. The individual "soul" (jiva) or "self" (atman) merges with the universal soul (brahman) and becomes one with it. Lotus blossom The lotus blossom is an important symbol of beauty, purity and non-attachment in Asia. The plant, which has its roots in the muddy subsoil of the water, blooms on the surface of the water and remains untouched by the dirt. Mudras Mudras are hand gestures that have a symbolic meaning. On the one hand, they can specifically refer to an animal such as fish, turtle etc., on the other hand they express protection, encouragement, meditation. Puja Puja describes the rituals for worshiping deities, be it at home or in the temple. The rituals consist of offering gifts such as fruits, flowers, and incense sticks. For this purpose, mantras are sung and the image of the gods is circled with a flame. Ramayana The Ramayana is next to the Mahabharata the second famous Indian national epic. It tells how the exiled king's son Rama frees his kidnapped wife Sita from the power of the demon king Ravana. He is helped by the god Hanuman, who has the shape of a monkey. After the victory, Rama and Sita return to their royal city of Ayodhya and Rama reigns as a righteous king. Samsara According to the Hindu understanding, every living being is subject to the cycle of rebirth: birth, life, death and rebirth. This cycle is called "samsara" and it is viewed as suffering. The goal is to be able to break out of this painful cycle and to achieve "Moksha". Shakti (Sanskrit: creative power) This term is associated with the many goddesses in Hinduism. As partners of the male gods, they embody their power and energy. E.g. Vishnu-Lakshmi, Shiva-Parvati. 7 Teacher Information Glossary / Keywords

8 Shiva Shiva belongs to the important Hindu trinity of gods: Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the sustainer, and Shiva, the destroyer or dissolver of the cosmos.His attributes are the trident, the cobra, the drum etc. His mount is the bull Nandi. Vishnu Vishnu belongs to the important Hindu trinity of gods: Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the sustainer, and Shiva, the destroyer or dissolver of the cosmos. Its attributes are discus, conch shell, lotus flower and club. His mount is the Garuda. Vedas The Vedas are the oldest religious texts in Hinduism ("Veda" means "knowledge" in Sanskrit). They were probably made between the 2nd and 1st millennia B.C. written in Sanskrit. To this day, the Brahmins recite them in their rituals. Photo credits and short descriptions RVI 223 God Vishnu with shell horn, South India, 11th century. Museum Rietberg Zurich, gift from Eduard von der Heydt Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger /rietberg.ch The god Vishnu is considered the protector of the universe and the cosmic order (Sanskrit: « Dharma »). One of its attributes is the conch shell. RVI 304 God Brahma, India, 14th century. Museum Rietberg Zurich, gift from Eduard von der Heydt Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch The god Brahma has four faces with which he can look in all directions. In his four hands he carries a sacrificial spoon, a palm leaf manuscript with the Vedas, a prayer cord and a water vessel. The sculpture was originally in a niche in a Hindu temple. RVI 501 Shiva Nataraja, India, Tamil Nadu, Chola dynasty, 10th century. Museum Rietberg Zurich, gift from Eduard von der Heydt Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch The god Shiva performs the “Ananda Tandava”, the dance of bliss . It is a cosmic dance in which he lets the universe arise, but also absorbs it again. Bronzes of this type were carried around the temple in processions on important festivals. RVI 1145 Vishnu with Padma and Garuda, India, Rajasthan, Museum Rietberg Zurich, Collection Alice Boner Photo: Wettstein & Kauf, Museum Rietberg / rietberg.ch Vishnu stands on a lotus flower. He is accompanied by Garuda, who has folded his hands in awe. Vishnu holds his typical attributes in three hands: the club, the throwing discus and the conch shell. He put the fourth arm around the goddess Padma, who appears as the embodiment of the lotus blossom. She also holds her hands in the gesture of adoration. RVI 975 (detail Shiva) Shiva dances in honor of the goddess, India, Rajasthan, around 1730 Museum Rietberg Zurich, gift from Barbara and Eberhard Fischer Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch Shiva dances a victory dance over a demon in honor of his wife Parvati, who threatened the world in the shape of an elephant. RVI 1517 Vishnu on Shesha, India, Pahari area, around 1790 Museum Rietberg Zurich Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch When Vishnu is not active, he rests on the many-headed serpent Shesha, in the middle of the Milky Sea (Kshirasagara), lovingly cared for by his wife Lakshmi. On the bank are the four-headed Brahma, Shiva in his leopard skin and other gods who ask Vishnu for help. REF 7 (Detail Brahma or Detail Vishnu) Vishnu rests on the Shesha snake, looked after by the goddess Lakshmi, India, Pahari area, Museum Rietberg Zurich, permanent loan from the B. and E. Fischer Collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch A lotus flower grows out of Vishnu's navel, in which the four-headed god Brahma, the guardian of the Vedas, sits. REF 6 Matsya Avatara, India, Pahari region, around 1700 Museum Rietberg Zurich, permanent loan from the B. and E. Fischer collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch Vishnu, as a fish, saves the four Vedas, the sacred writings stolen by the demon Hayagriva and carried it off into the ocean. Vishnu has just pulled the demon out of a snail shell, killed him with a club and is now pulling the Vedas, represented as four crowned praying figures, out of the demon's belly. 8 Teacher information Glossary / Keywords Photo credits and brief descriptions

9 RVI 1249 Kurma Avatara, Whorls of the Ocean, India, Pahari Region, around 1700 Museum Rietberg Zurich, Collection Alice Boner Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch In his second incarnation as a turtle, Vishnu supports the Mandara Mountains, which serve as a whisk. Vasuki, the king of snakes, is used as a rope that demons and the gods pull to stir the sea of ​​milk. By adding medicinal herbs and flowers, they create the immortality potion. This creates other treasures from the Milky Sea, which are shown in the picture above. RVI 1773 Vahraha and Hiranyaksha fighting, India, Pahari area, around 1740 Museum Rietberg Zurich, purchase with funds Balthasar and Nanni Reinhart Photo: Wettstein & Kauf, Museum Rietberg Zurich / rietberg.ch Vishnu appears as a boar and fights the demon Hiranyaksha, the the whole world, the heavenly kingdom as well as the ocean had subdued. This duel takes place on the surface of the ocean into which the earth was drawn by the demon. After a fierce battle, Vishnu defeats the demon and the whole world rejoices over the salvation. RVI 1210 Narasimha Avatara, India, Pahari region, around 1700 Museum Rietberg Zurich, Legacy Collection Alice Boner Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch The twin brother of the demon Hiranyaksha was called Hiranyakashipu and wanted to kill Vishnu in order to avenge his brother. He considered himself invincible because he had the prophecy that neither day nor night, neither indoors nor outdoors, could anyone ever kill him, neither human nor animal. His son Prahlada, on the left in the picture, was a great devotee of Vishnu. This angered the father so much that he tried by all means to kill him. Vishnu protected him and finally defeated the demon king in the incarnation of the lion man, in the twilight on a terrace of the palace. RVI 1254 Vamana Avatara, Vishnu as a dwarf, India, Pahari area, Museum Rietberg Zurich, Alice Boner Collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch In his fifth incarnation, Vishnu appears as a Brahmin dwarf. In the picture he is shown with a green parasol. The mighty demon king Bali, who drove all the gods out of the heavenly world, is pouring water on the dwarf's hands to seal his promise to let the small guest have the land, which he can walk in three steps. The dwarf Vishnu becomes huge and takes heaven and earth with his first two steps. But since he knows that Bali is basically good, he feels sorry for him and does not kill him. Instead, with the third step, he banishes him to the underworld, where he reigns as king and may return to the upper world in a later age. RVI 1252 Parashurama Avatara, India, Pahari area, Rietberg Museum Zurich, Alice Boner Collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch The most famous prince of the Haihaya family had 1,000 arms and committed many misdeeds. Nobody dared fight him anymore, and people turned to Lord Vishnu for help. He was born as the youngest son of the wise Jamadagni and his wife Renuka. He was called Parashurama, Rama with the ax. And with this he defeated, visible in the center of the picture, the thousand-armed prince and later the entire Haihaya family. In the lower left of the picture you can see the dead Jamadagni in the arms of his wife, and above the white cow that can fulfill wishes that he had once stolen. RVI 1206 Rama Avatara, the veneration of Vishnu as Rama, India, Pahari area, Museum Rietberg Zurich, Alice Boner Collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg. In his seventh incarnation, Vishnu comes to earth as the righteous King Rama. With the help of the god Hanuman, who appears in monkey form, he frees his wife Sita from the hands of the demon king Ravana. After that he returns to his own kingdom Ayodhya. This story is told in verse in the famous Hindu epic "Ramayana". In the picture, Rama sits on the throne as the righteous king with his wife Sita and is venerated by Hanuman and his royal half-brother. RVI 990 Krishna dances to please, India, Pahari region, 1730 Museum Rietberg Zurich, Alice Boner Collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch The all-loving Krishna is understood as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. Krishna, actually born the son of a king, grows up hidden as a shepherd boy in the country with foster parents, as the tyrant Kamsa seeks his life. As an adult, he defeats him and frees his birth parents from prison. Krishna is one of the most popular deities of the Hindus: mischievous boy, adorable lover, good friend, strong hero and wise advisor. It is very well known how he, as a charioteer in the famous text «Bhagavadgita», stands at the side of the warrior Arjuna as an advisor. RVI 2106 Buddha Avatara, the ninth incarnation of Vishnu, India, Pahari area, Museum Rietberg Zurich, gift from the Horst Metzger collection Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch As Hirada, one of the sons of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, expelled the gods from their heavenly kingdom they begged Vishnu to help them. Vishnu appeared in the form of a holy man who advised people and demons to give up the way of life taught in the Vedas. Instead, let them follow his own teachings. Now that the demons had lost the protection afforded by proper behavior according to the Vedas, they could be overcome again by the gods. So what is reported here is the fear that Brahminism had of the reform movements of Jainism and Buddhism. The wise, holy man who misleads people with his new teaching is equated with the historical Buddha. RVI 1213 Kalki Avatara, India, Pahari area, around 1700 Museum Rietberg Zurich, Legacy Collection Alice Boner Photo: Rainer Wolfsberger / rietberg.ch Vishnu, the future savior of mankind called Kalki, longed for by many Hindus, sits here as a mighty warrior a pedestal. A servant brings a white horse. Riding on him, Kalki will slay all thieves and criminals and revive "Dharma", that is, the cosmic order, right behavior and justice. A new age will begin on earth: the "Krita" age. 9 Teacher information Photo credits and brief descriptions

10! Information on visiting the museum Welcome to the Rietberg Museum! We would like to give you some useful information for your museum visit. Villa Schönberg Remise, Atelier Smaragd, entrance Villa Wesendonck Park-Villa Rieter Information art education Museum Rietberg or Tel. +41 (0), Mon h (during school hours) Registration Bookings can be made directly online at rietberg.ch/kunstvermittlung/schulen. Costs All workshop offers or «short trips» through art education are free of charge for school classes from all over Switzerland. Cancellation If you do not show up or cancel less than seven days before the event, a processing fee of CHF 100 will be charged. Arrival Tram 7 in the direction of Wollishofen to “Museum Rietberg” (4 stops after “Paradeplatz”). Meeting point The class will be received by the art education department in front of the main entrance (green glass building, “emerald”). Responsibility The accompanying teacher is responsible for the behavior of the school class during the entire visit to the museum (including the break). Duration The specified time of the workshop is binding. Exceptional cases are only approved by prior agreement. Eating and drinking Eating and drinking (including chewing gum) are prohibited in the museum. Taking photographs Taking photographs is not permitted during the event and, for copyright reasons, is only possible with prior approval. Mobile phones The use of mobile phones during the event is not permitted. These are to be silenced or, if necessary, are collected by the teacher beforehand. Writing material In the exhibition rooms you may only work with pencil or colored pencils. You can borrow drawing materials from the art agency on request. Voucher Every pupil receives an entry voucher for the whole family after attending the event with the school class. tram stop “Museum Rietberg” city center 2 km We look forward to your visit and thank you for your help. 10 Teacher information Information on visiting the museum

11! Contact and imprint Your visit Museum Rietberg Zurich Gablerstrasse 15, CH 8002 Zurich T: rietberg.ch facebook.com/museumrietberg instagram.com/museumrietberg twitter.com/museumrietberg Information on art education Museum Rietberg T:, Mon 14 16h (during school hours) opening times Tue Sun 10 17h Wed 10 20h Admission to special exhibition: CHF 18 / reduced CHF 14 Admission to collection: CHF 14 / reduced CHF 12 Young people up to 16 years of age free of charge Travel by tram 7 in the direction of Wollishofen to “Museum Rietberg” (4 stops after “Paradeplatz”) No public Parking spaces Disabled parking spaces available Imprint The model project “Seeing Art Understanding Religion” is supported by the Engagement Migros development fund. Project management: “Seeing art, understanding religion”, Caroline Widmer Project assistant: “Seeing art, understanding religion”, Judith Stutz Concept and content Caroline Widmer (project management), Art Education Team, Museum Rietberg Zurich, Caroline Spicker (management), Maya Bührer, Vera Fischer, Christiane Ruzek Realization Judith Stutz Editing Johannes Beltz, Caroline Spicker, Caroline Widmer, Curator Team Design and Typesetting Raffinerie AG für Gestaltung Zürich All rights reserved. Museum Rietberg Zürich 11 Teacher information Contact and imprint