Dove c’è Hermann Hesse, c’è Volker Michels – Curatore e pioniere di un autore intramontabile


Hermann Hesse's work and our knowledge of the writer have become increasingly complete over the last half-century, not least thanks to the work of his publisher Volker Michels. With the 20-volume edition of "Sämtliche Werke" and a 10-volume edition of the poet's most important letters, he has more than doubled the volume of his writings and enriched them with important, previously unknown facets. In numerous thematic volumes devoted to topical existential issues, as well as volumes documenting the history of the creation and impact of Hesse's books, which have meanwhile sold at least 150 million copies worldwide, he has enabled us to rediscover his work.

Discover in this exhibition the motivations of this passionate publisher, who already corresponded with the poet as a student, and who worked for four decades as an editor at Suhrkamp and Insel. You'll also discover how the work of a publisher can broaden and update an author's image.

Curators: Marcel Henry & Céline Burget


  • Saturday, 03.30.2024
  • 4.30 pm, Sala Boccadoro (Montagnola)

As part of the opening event, Volker Michels will immerge himself in a conversation with the curators Céline Burget and Marcel Henry about how Hermann Hesse changed his way of looking at things and broadened his field of vision. After the talk, we invite you to join us for an aperitif in the museum halls to discover the exhibition.


31.03.2024 — 31.10.2024

  • Mo – Su: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

01.11.2024 — 02.02.2025

  • Sa – Su: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm


  • CHF 10.– / 8.–

The information on this site, concerning services or products is provided by external partners. This Information is liable to change frequently; for this reason Lugano Region cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies.