Location : Genève
How to Reach
Take Bus 1 and 32 to reach Geneva Ethnography Museum.
The Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, founded in 1901 by Professor Eugène Pittard.
The extraordinary diverse collection of the museum contains about 100,000 objects and documents .It is the second largest collection of its kind. The objects exhibited in this museum reflect the diversity and creativity of traditional cultures from five continents including South American colonial silverware, Japanese weapons and art objects, Tibetan, Australian Aboriginal and rural African cultures. The seven scientific departments dedicated to the cultures of Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania as well as visual anthropology and ethnomusicology. The museum underwent computerization during the periods from March 2003 to June 2004. All the collections of the museum are digitally photographed and installed in secure reserves. Today the museum Musée d'ethnographie offers comprehensive exhibitions about major societal issues. Landmark exhibitions deal about Geneva's history and there are special exhibitions which deal with topical questions. The museum remained open through out the year except on Mondays from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm.