Château St. Germain
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H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland showcases the largest collection of the artist's work on permanent public display, encompassing his paintings, sculptures, furniture and film designs, dating from the early 1960's till the present day. The top floor of the museum houses Giger’s own art collection. Located in the adjoining wing of the museum complex, above the Giger Museum Bar, is the H.R. Giger Museum Gallery where, for the benefit of museum visitors, Giger exhibits the work of other artists on a regular basis. In June 2008, the Giger Museum celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the honor of having hosted, to date, over 327,000 visitors from all over the world.
From Slate Magazine
MUSEUM HR GIGER BAR
in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland
The interior of the otherworldly environment that is the H.R. Giger Museum Bar is a cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle. The sensation of being in this extraordinary setting recalls the tale of Jonah and the whale, lending the feel of being literally in the belly of a fossilized, prehistoric beast, or that you have been transported into the remains of a mutated future civilization.
From Secret Magazine No. 23, by Javier De Pison (Link to complete article in PDF format)