The Palace of the Prince in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Photo: Wikipedia.

In a grand-scale presentation, the Kunstmuseum Bern is investigating the collection policy of the Princes of Liechtenstein over many centuries. The exhibition opens up insights into an exceptional and illustrious world that has no equal in Switzerland, because the country has no   equivalent of a “royal collection”. Rather the nation’s cultural assets are distributed among various cantons and institutions, each pursuing its individual strategies of collecting. The Princely Collections comprise masterpieces of European art of exceptional quality spanning five centuries, and still today these holdings are being constantly augmented with new acquisitions.