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Jacques-Édouard Berger
Swiss egyptologist

Jacques-Édouard Berger

Jacques-Édouard Berger
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Intro Swiss egyptologist
Was Historian Art historian
From Switzerland
Field Arts Academia Social science
Gender male
Birth 24 May 1945
Death 10 November 1993 (aged 48 years)
Star sign Gemini
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Jacques-Édouard Berger (24 May 1945 – 10 November 1993) was a Swiss Egyptologist


Jacques-Édouard Berger was the son of the Swiss writer, philosopher and art historian, René Berger.

He received a BA from the University of Lausanne in 1969, and obtained an additional degree in Egyptology at the University of Geneva in 1973.


He held the positions of Curator at the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, lecturer at the École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. He was a member of several international committees at the International Council of Museums and UNESCO.

Sarcophagus mask (New Kingdom).
J.-E. Berger Collection/MUDAC, Lausanne

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Foundation was created by a small group of relatives and friends in 1994, shortly after Berger’s deat. Its aim is to edit his entire works through a website named for him. The collection contains are more than 100,000 images (mainly slides), as well as recordings of Berger’s successful lectures.

Since Berger’s private collection has been placed at the Musée des arts décoratifs de Lausanne, currently Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC), the Foundation was inaugurated with an exhibition there., (November 17, 1995 – January, 2, 1996).


  • L'œil et l'éternité : portraits romains d'Égypte, Flammarion, Paris, 1977
  • El-Fayyum - I Segni dell'Uomo, Franco Maria Ricci, Milan, 1978 (French ed., 1985)
  • Pierres d'Égypte, Éditions Pour l'Art, Lausanne, 1987
  • Jacques-Édouard Berger, Un regard partagé, édition Fondation Jacques-Édouard Berger, 1995
  • Philippe Germond, Le monde symbolique des amulettes égyptiennes, Édition des 5 Continents, Milan, 2005 (documents en provenance de la collection Jacques-Édouard Berger)
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