Direktor of the Museum Rietberg, Zurich
Special areas of expertise: East Asian art, construction of new museum buildings
Being curator of the Chinese Department, Albert Lutz has been Director of the Museum Rietberg Zurich since 1998. The Museum Rietberg is home to a fine collection of arts from Asia, Africa, America, and Oceania. Being the only museum of non-European cultures in Switzerland, it owes its international reputation to the selectness of its collections. In collaboration with cultural institutions worldwide, the museum organizes two or three major exhibitions each year which are accompanied by a wide range of public activities. In 2007 the spectacular, mainly subterranean extension of the museum was opened. Not only has exhibition space thus become doubled, the museum collection is also presented in a completely new way.
Lutz, Albert, Huang Qi, Chinesische Szenen 1656/1992, Die 13 Meter lange Bildrolle des Malers Xiao Yuncong aus dem Jahr 1656 („Chinese Scenes 1656/1992. The Scroll by the Painter Xiao Yuncong of 1656“), 1992.
Lutz , Albert, Der Tempel der Drei Pagoden von Dali, Zur buddhistischen Kunst des Nanzhao- und Dali Königreichs in Yünnan, China („The Temple of the Three Pagodas in Dali – Buddhist Art of the Nanzhao and Dali kingdom in Yunnan, China“), 1991.
Brinker, Helmut, Albert Lutz, Chinesisches Cloisonné / Chinese Cloisonné. The Pierre Uldry Collection, 1985.