The Swiss Rifle Museum Foundation consists of a eleven person Foundation Council and the Museum Director, Cornelia Weber.
The organizational transformation of the Swiss Rifle Museum into a foundation, broadening its basis, has been accompanied by a fresh directional concept. This carries forward the earlier development of the Shooters’ Chamber into the Swiss Rifle Museum as a cultural enterprise, and takes account of modern museum structuring.
The aim is to go still further in meeting the requirements of the Museum’s visitors, who number around 5,700 from home and abroad. With the provision of an electronic museum guide in German, French, Italian and English, and with an integrated knowledge quiz and laser shooting competition, as well as with the air rifle shooting facility, we also offer a multifaceted programme for families and children.
Thanks to sponsorship from the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Berne, the Community of Bernese Citizens, the Bank EEK and Berner Kantonalbank, 2011/2012 will see the realization of the 2010 jubilee projects (arising from the 125th anniversary of the Swiss Rifle Museum in 2010), including the new quadrilingual Museum home page, and the publication of the Museum guide in German, French, Italian and English, which is planned for the end of the year 2014.
Through its extended range of services the Swiss Rifle Museum will be able to enhance its value and its image, and thus be able to secure more friends, benefactors and patrons.
The Swiss Rifle Museum has set itself an important objective in having its unique archival collection professionally prepared and made publicly accessible by internet.