For 30 years, Monica Gallopin-de-Cussy, a self-taught papercut artist, spent her leisure hours with scissors and paper. Initially inspired by the papercuts of the Pays-d’Enhaut, she later gave free rein to her imagination and created pictures which drew their inspiration from many varied cultures. It was during numerous journeys around the world, when she accompanied her husband, a high-ranking civil servant with the international committee of the Red Cross, that she developed her eclectic style.
The artist has donated around sixty of her works to the Museum, of which a dozen will be kept. As agreed, the remainder will be sold in aid of the Museum.