The "Kunsthalle Bern" was founded in 1918 by a community of artists and is now a foundation that promotes contemporary art. The Kunsthalle organizes temporary exhibitions. The purchased art of the foundation is exhibited in cooperation with other museums in Bern.
The Museum is actually called "Bernisches Historisches Museum" but it also includes the "Einstein Museum". The brilliant scientist from Germany worked at the patent office in Bern when he published his "theory of relativity" in 1905. The Historical Museum of Bern shows objects from the Stone Age to the 20th century. The museum also possesses treasures from Asia, Egypt and America. The highlight of the collection is the "Berner silver treasure" from the 16th century.