Scénographie exposition Ovide dans le Jura. Copyright: ©Musée national suisse

How did a decor fit for the Tuileries Palace find its way into a farm in the Bernese Jura? The exhibition explores a luxurious parlour decorated with wallpaper from the late 18th century – a masterpiece that is being shown in public for the first time – and tells the fascinating story of its colourful owner. It is a tale of wine, wallpaper, countryside and contraband.

Ovid in the Jura turns the spotlight on an exceptional gift that entered the collections in 2011: a wallpaper measuring 15 linear metres depicting Ovid’s Metamorphoses that was found in a farm in the Bernese Jura.