Wordtravels

Wordtravels

Barbier-Mueller Museum

Barbier-Mueller Collection © Lorianne DiSabato
Barbier-Mueller Collection © Lorianne DiSabato

Featuring a comprehensive collection of 7,000 artworks and artefacts from civilisations around the world, the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva is the outcome of the tireless accumulations of Josef Mueller, whose collection began in 1907 and is continued to this day by his heirs. Founded in 1977, the museum wanted to preserve and study the sculptures, fabrics and ornaments brought from "primitive" civilisations that were once isolated communities.

Lookout for the megalithic monuments from Indonesia, the statues and items of worship from Oceania, pre-Columbian art from the Americas and ancient masks and shields from Africa.

Address: 10 Rue Jean-Calvin

Website: www.barbier-mueller.ch

Telephone: (022) 312 0270

Transport: By bus: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12 (Molard stop) and 36 (Hôtel de Ville stop)

Opening times: 11am to 5pm

Admission: CHF 8 adults, free for children under 12, other concessions available.