The collections of ancient Egyptian and Asian art amassed during his lifetime by Jacques-Edouard Berger, art historian, lecturer, organiser and accompanier of cultural trips, were deposited with the City of Lausanne in 2000 by the Jacques-Édouard Berger Foundation, after his death in 1993.
Chinese earthenware and ceramics, Egyptian heads and torsos, animals and talismans, Buddhas and boddhisattvas, daily utensils and funerary objects: over 900 objects were gathered by Jacques-Édouard Berger during his journeys in Egypt, India, Japan, Laos and Burma. One gallery is dedicated to ancient Egyptian art, while two other rooms present objects from Asia, for the most part Chinese but also Indian, Tibetan and Japanese.
The inventory is up to date, and the works are documented photographically. It is available to view via the city of Lausanne’s museums database. Researchers and others with a particular interest in the field can view the collection by appointment.