Federal Office of Culture FOC

Living culture
The mission of the Federal Office of Culture is to promote cultural life in all its forms, ensuring favourable conditions for culture to develop and flourish. It formulates cultural policy and supports and promotes artistic production, cultural organisations and the interests of different language and cultural groups.

The FOC also ensures the preservation of areas of local character, historic buildings and monuments, and archaeological sites. Furthermore, the FOC manages art collections, including those of the Confederation. The specialised services for looted art and the transfer of cultural property are also part of the FOC.

Director: Carine Bachmann