Stapferhaus Lenzburg

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Stapferhaus Lenzburg
place Bahnhofstrasse 49, 5600 Lenzburg
Exhibition house
architect pool architects
opening 2018
Stapferhaus Foundation
Stapferhaus Lenzburg

The Stapferhaus Lenzburg was founded in 1960 by Pro Helvetia , Pro Argovia , the Lenzburg Castle Foundation and the New Helvetic Society as a place of encounter and intellectual debate. Today the institution is mainly financed by the canton of Aargau , the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and the city of Lenzburg . Private foundations, benefactors and sponsors provide project-related support. The Stapferhaus works at the interface between culture and science and addresses a broad audience with its work.

The Stapferhaus was managed by Martin Meyer until 1991 and by Hans Ulrich Glarner from 1992 to 2002. From 2002 to 2011 it was run jointly by Beat Hächler and Sibylle Lichtensteiger. Sibylle Lichtensteiger has been the manager of the Stapferhaus since 2011.

Foundation headquarters of the foundation was the Stapferhaus by Philipp Albert Stapfer named building on Castle Lenzburg . The Stapferhaus Foundation has been using a new building directly at Lenzburg train station since summer 2018. The Stapferhaus Foundation has been one of the largest recipients of money from the lottery fund in recent years .


In recent years, the Stapferhaus has become known beyond national borders with its exhibitions on socio-political issues: Anne Frank and we (1994), a walk on the wild side (1997), Last Minute (1999), Autolust (2002), Strafen (2004), A Matter of Faith. An exhibition for believers and unbelievers (2006/2007), non-stop. An exhibition on the speed of life (2009/2010), HOME. Welcome to digital life (2010–2011), DECIDE. About life in the supermarket of possibilities (2012–2014), MONEY. Beyond good and evil (2014–2016), HEIMAT. A borderline experience (2017-2018) and FAKE. The Whole Truth (2018-2020).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Antje Stahl: Goodbye, White Cube . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . July 12, 2018, ISSN  0376-6829 ( [accessed August 4, 2018]).
  2. Florian Imbach: Lottery Fund Evaluation - Large Institutions in particular benefit. In: . January 8, 2020, accessed January 8, 2020 .

Coordinates: 47 ° 23 '25 "  N , 8 ° 10' 11"  E ; CH1903:  655200  /  249085