Curriculum vitae




Andres Furger was born in 1948 in Basel, Switzerland. At university he studied pre- and early history, archaeology and anthropology and gained his doctorate with his thesis about the excavations at Basel cathedral. From 1981 until 1986 he was Curator and Deputy Director of the History Museum in Basel.  In 1987 he was made Director of the Swiss National Museums, which has its headquarters in Zürich, a position he held until 2006.  In 2006 he launched the publishing house ‘Edition Furger’. Andres Furger was 2011 - 2014 the director of the Alimentarium in Vevey, a Nestlé-foundation.

Andres Furger, father of three children, was the president of the Swiss Society of Traditional Driving and is a judge and author of the some books as:

- Kutschen Europas (2004/05)

- The Elegant Art of Riding and Driving (2006)

- Driving – The Horse, the Man and the Carriage from 1700 up to the present Day (2009).






“Pomp & Power” – Conference in the Museum of London 12-13 November 2009

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The Advent of Swiss Travelling Coaches and Carriages
Text from Andres Furger for the publication “Highway and Horses” 2010

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Bugatti as Coach Designer
Text from Andres Furger for the publication “World on Wheels” 2010


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The Elegant Art of Riding and Driving

This charming book incorporates some of the best drawings from the French cartoonist Crafty. In the years around the turn of the last century, he captured with humour and high spirits equestrians both in the saddle and out driving on the streets of Paris and France. The text by Andres Furger, in German and English, show the scenes in the larger context.

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Swiss Traveling Carriages

by Andres Furger

„The Carriage Journal“ January 2011 Vol. 49



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