Special Exhibitions

Opening the Vault! The Erika-Fuchs-Haus presents its collection celebrating 100 years of Disney.

We can only speculate what Erika Fuchs (1906-2005) did on Tuesday 16th October 1923. She was probably in school, as the only girl in an all-boys school where she graduated three years later. At that time, many more years had to pass until she became the translator for the German Disney comics and the editor-in-chief for the Mickey Mouse magazine. However, we know exactly what Walter (Walt) Disney (1901-1966) did that day: Together with his brother Roy Disney, he founded the Disney Brothers Studio. It was the beginning of an extraordinary success story with significant impact on the world of comics and animation films until this day.

This exhibition takes the one hundred year Disney anniversary as an opportunity to illustrate the history of the American company – known as The Walt Disney Company since 1986 – by presenting highlights of the museum’s collection, some of which have never been on display before. It shows a cross-section of the Severin Collection and various donations from other private collectors, for example early comic strips, collectibles, toys, stamps and books, and thus illustrates the variety and complexity of the collection.  Almost every decade is represented: from the first Swiss-German Micky-Maus-Zeitung from the 1930s to collection figures from the 21st century.

‘Opening the Vault!’ runs until 7th April 2024. Opening times: Tue-Sun, 10am to 6pm and on national holidays, closed on 24th, 25th and 31st December 2023.