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The association, founded in January 2008 and based in Bern, aims to promote the study of the artistic work of the Bernese wood engraver, typographer and painter Emil Zbinden (1908 – 1991), in particular by means of

  • the processing, preservation and conservation of the work of Emil Zbinden

  • the promotion of his work in any form, such as through exhibitions, internet presence or publications.

New members and patrons of the association are very welcome.
Further information is available by e-mail at info (at) emilzbinden (dot) ch.


Förderverein Emil Zbinden
c/o Buchhandlung zum Zytglogge
Hotelgasse 1

CH-3011 Bern

info (at) emilzbinden (dot) ch
Swiss PC account: 60-370443-2


Board of Directors

Etienne Wismer

Katharina Zbinden-Bärtschi

Further board members
Max Eichenberger
Andres Krummen
Jürg Spichiger
Karl Zbinden
Samuel Zbinden

Esther Buchmüller

Jeanette Besmer


Ernst Roth
Hans Richard

Roland Hirt, Suppleant


Annual Report 2017

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