MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE (ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM)
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Enjoy your stroll in the Old Town to take a trip in time with the Art and History Museum, among the greatest ones in Switzerland with 7000 m2 to visit and discover, 212 steps to climb to discover the gems on each floor. This beautiful building built between 1902 and 1910 by Marc Camoletti bears a facade wall imitating the one of the Petit-Palais of the Exposition Universelle de Paris of 1900; it accommodates permanent collections devoted to archaeology, fine arts and applied arts. It is the custodian of 650,000 objects, of which about 7,000 are exposed. Geneva is proud of the museum with its rich collection, from the Ancient marbles in the inner courtyard to the halls devoted to the history of the Escalade (attack of Geneva by the Savoyards, during the night of 11/12 December 1602). Depending on your sensitivity, you can discover several periods that shaped our history and civilization. It includes a huge collection of Prehistoric objects and the greatest collection of Egyptian antiques in Switzerland. The path goes through the Middle East, Greece, Etruscans and Rome and, ends with Christian era. The fine arts section offers works from the 15th to the 20th century, including Konrad Witz's famous Pêche Miraculeuse which highlights Geneva's landscape and important sets of Liotard, Hodler and Vallotton. Italian, French, Dutch and English schools are also well represented, in painting and drawings, as well as Switzerland and Europe in the 19th century with Corot, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. Expressionist works emanating from the new realism ends this journey in time and art. One or two temporary exhibitions are held annually.
Hodler aux Beaux-Arts, from March 2nd, 2018 to December 30th, 2018.
Hodler and the Swiss mercenary, myth to reality, from September 28th, 2018 to December 30th, 2018.
Taking a break: Barocco, the AHM restaurant, is set up in summer in the inner courtyard of the museum, in an exceptional setting! ++41 22 418 26 82.
Family Space: space dedicated to children with playful games and educational activities.
Afterwork: the AHM has thought about everything! In our hectic lives, dare to have relaxing trips so as to enjoy culture. On schedule: speed dating and encountering a work, workshops, meeting artists… An exceptional setting for evenings with friends!
Information on MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE (ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM)
Open from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed on Monday. Free admission to the permanent collections. Easier access for disabled people through the door on boulevard Jaques-Dalcroze 9 (intercom). Temporary exhibitions between CHF 5 and CHF 20. - depending on the exhibitions. Free for those under 18 years old and on the first Sunday of the month. Guided tours by appointment (+41 22,418 25 00). Catering facilities: Le Barocco. Activities space dedicated to the families next to the restaurant Barocco.
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