MEG - MUSÉE D'ETHNOGRAPHIE

65, 67 boulevard Carl-Vogt
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Petit Futé's opinion on MEG - MUSÉE D'ETHNOGRAPHIE

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Meet the origins of the world and cultures through MEG's exhibitions. Works and objects of great richness.

From the first glance, you will be delighted to see MEG. This perforated metal case will attract you to come and discover the secret of the works it houses. This brand new building is a place that you absolutely need to visit during your trip in the City of Calvin. As an iceberg, most of its surface is underground: there is a surface of 7 200 m ² for public activities,including 2,000 m² for showrooms in the second basement, where there are no pillars. Now it has what was lacking: more space! It has a rare luxury; to enjoy a ceiling at about 5 and 10 m high. It is an architectural gem that hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions! Since its creation by Eugène Pittard (1867-1962), an internationally renowned anthropologist, the museum was like a nomad. It has settled in different places before coming to this emblematic building. After all these years of exhibitions, MEG has acquired 70,000 pieces from no less than 1,500 different cultures from all over the planet! Besides 40,000 books and countless documents, MEG has chosen to exhibit 1000 pieces which have been rigorously selected, in the permanent section. Visiting MEG is like travelling around the world and discovering the origins of its population. Go for a long journey on the continents and travel through different periods: Africa: masks, sculptures; Asia: beautiful objects from Japan; America: Pre-Columbian or Amazonian cultures objects; Oceania: objects from New Guinea and Australia; Europe: collections from 46 countries or cultural areas.

Department of Ethnomusicology: there is a music room in the media library, with one of the world's largest music recording funds (16,000 hours of music!).

Temporary Exhibition 2018:

The boomerang effect. Australia's Aboriginal arts until January 7, 2018.

Africa. The religions of ecstasy. From May 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

A great place for children with: The Ramdamjam Festival at the end of March and discovery notebooks for young children, investigate the museum. Many creative and interactive workshops on Wednesday afternoon and weekends, shows for children, guided tours…

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Opening time and information on MEG - MUSÉE D'ETHNOGRAPHIE

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed on Monday, on December 25th and on January 1st. Free admission for permanent collections. Temporary exhibitions are chargeable: entrance 9 CHF (discount. 6 CHF). Free with Geneva Pass. The whole of the collections was digitized and it is possible to discover them, without moderation, on the website of the museum.

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Members' reviews on MEG - MUSÉE D'ETHNOGRAPHIE

General note: 4.3/5
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Visited in january 2019
musée
le musée est très beau,les alentours du musée également.le musée offre de belles choses à voir.
Notice filed on 02/04/2019 
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Visited in february 2018
Ce bâtiment avec une très belle architecture d'extérieur donne envie d'y entrer. De belles expositions y sont présentes et exposées dans plusieurs salles.
Une terrasse est aménagée devant avec un service de restauration. Ce musée est payant et facile d'accès car il se situe en centre ville proche des transports en communs.
Notice filed on 12/28/2018 
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Visited in april 2018
Très bel édifice, conceptuel et moderne. Très agréable à visiter. Les salles sont très bien disposées. Ne pas hésiter à prendre son temps car on y parcourt différents pays (par continents). L'extérieur est aussi sympa, ils ont une terrasse et une petite partie restauration.
Notice filed on 06/04/2018 

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