Art and History Museum
A walk down through the ages of art, from prehistory to the present, with "The Adoration of the Magi" as its centrepiece.
One of the richest collections in the city.
This museum, built by Marc Camoletti and opened in 1910, shows us how life was in the ancient western civilisations. The collection in this museum is one of the richest in the city, and it has been put together by joining several museums and by the donations of collectors, foundations and private citizens. The collection is internationally well-regarded: its archaeological artefacts, watches and jewellery, its porcelain, sculptures, paintings, drawings and applied arts, even contemporary art, are direct testimony of life from prehistory to the present day. There is also a collection of Byzantine antiquities, weapons, objects of daily use and even antique clothing. One of its masterpieces is "The Adoration of the Magi" by Konrad Witz, although there are Italian, French, Dutch and -obviously- Swiss paintings in the collection,. As is often the case, it is closed on Mondays. For more information: www.ville-ge.ch/mah.
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