Exhibitions


Igluna: research on the Klein Matterhorn

As part of the Igluna research project, there will be an "Art Bungalow" in the Glacier Palace on the Matterhorn glacier paradise from 17 June – 3 July 2019. Here, 120 students will conduct experiments on the topic of life on the moon. They want to find out whether it would be possible for people to live on the moon. As the glacier has similar conditions to the icy parts of the moon, it is ideal for field research. A range of accompanying events is also planned. During the research period, the Glacier Palace will be open to the public.

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"Earth Plastic View" Matterhorn art project

The artist Branko Šmon is on a mission to raise awareness of the worldwide production of plastics and its effects on the environment. He is portraying the global plastic stock of seven billion tonnes in comparison to the volume of the Matterhorn. If the worldwide plastic stock existed in granulate form, it would have a volume of 14 km3. Using frames set up by the artist at various vantage points in Zermatt, he will show how much of the Matterhorn could be filled with granulate, visualising the spatial dimensions of the plastic stock for the observer. The project will be launched with an event on 19 July 2019. Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who circumnavigated the world in a solar plane from 2015 to 2016, has taken over the sponsorship of "Earth Plastic View".

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Gornergrat pop-up exhibition

Men got there first. But women are catching up fast. In 1871, six years after the first ascent, 34-year old Lucy Walker was the first woman to reach the summit of the Matterhorn. The ‘Matterhorn Ladies’ exhibition tells the story of fourteen Matterhorn pioneers from Switzerland, Italy, England, Belgium, France, the US and Japan. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Swiss Alpine Museum in Bern, the Gornergrat Bahn and the Zermatt community.

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InfoCube

The InfoCube on Trockener Steg, which has been documenting the Matterhorn glacier ride construction work, has now been updated. From the end of summer 2019, it will display information on the forthcoming Alpine Crossing project. Alpine Crossing will make it possible to cross the Alps by cable car (from Cervinia via Klein Matterhorn to Zermatt). Until summer 2021, LEITNER ropeways will be constructing a 3S cable car from Klein Matterhorn to Testa Grigia. More details on the project can be found in the ‘Coming Soon’ section.

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