The minister of culture

The currentl minister of culture ist Heinrich Gartentor.

The Minister of Culture Heinrich Gartentor

link Homepage of the Ministry of Culture

What is the Ministry of Culture?

  • The is the mouthpiece of
    all those who support a lively, colourful and contemporary cultural
    life in Switzerland.

  • The is concerned about a critical debate on
    culture in Switzerland. It is designed to help embody culture in
    society and politicsand to strengthen the position of culture.
  • The encourages cultural diversity in Switzerland. It develops ideas and visions for a cultural future.
  • The supports the freedom and independence of
    those working in the cultural sector and the free development of their
  • The watches over the unconditional validity
    of Art. 21 of the Federal Constitution which states that «The freedom
    of art is guaranteed».
  • The is devoted to the service of culture and works closely with artists’ associations in Switzerland.