Museum Burg Zug
Kirchenstrasse 11
CH-6300 Zug
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Collection

Sacred art

The collection includes works from the High Middle Ages to the 20th century. One important group is made up of objects from the Late Middle Ages, including some remarkable items such as sandstone figures from the choir buttresses of neighbouring St. Oswald’s church and two tower monstrances. Originally most of the artists and craftsmen came from outside of Zug, but this changed during the Baroque period, when the work was carried out by a number of local painters, sculptors and goldsmiths. The latter in particular achieved a standard that was recognised nationally, with their expertise demonstrated particularly in silver sculptures in the round. Apart from the Catholic church, private donors also commissioned works of religious art. Many of the precious works of art are on permanent loan from the local Catholic parishes.
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