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Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient

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Address: 8 Rue Munier-Romilly, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 704 32 82
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Description: An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.

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Amazing collection of porcelain, jade, samurai swords and others. All pieces are hundreds of years old, yet look brand new. The intricacy of many of the pieces is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Amazing collection of porcelain, jade, samurai swords and others. All pieces are hundreds of years old, yet look brand new. The intricacy of many of the pieces is bewildering. No photography allowed - in fact you have to leave your bags in lockers at reception. The Museum is not easy to find as it's not very well sign-posted. All pieces... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This small but rich in historical objects museum stands just 5-10 min walk from Geneva's old town. You will not regret coming up there- the collection in very interesting, showing military uniforms, art objects, household utilities from Asia (the halls are separated by countries). Explanation materials in French and English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

For a little museum, tucked away on a residential street, this was a fasinating museum. Very unique and very interesting.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

the collection is wonderful, all this different ceramics... just amazing!!! they have also clothes of a samurai and very nice laque

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Hidden away in an old building in Champel, has a very nice permanent collection and regularly temporary collections that are beautifully displayed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This small house in a residential district houses a fantastic collection of antique Far-East objects from Chinese porcelains to Japanese sabres. Exceptional!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A group visit was organised on that Sunday for the temporary exposition, The Tôkaidô Road, made of beautiful old Japanese prints. Absolutely brilliant, with a great and very interesting guide. After we finished this tour, I visited the rest of the museum where Mr. Baur's Far Eastern Art pieces are exposed. If you are into Far Eastern Art, don't miss... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very hidden gem, not even known to many Swiss. Bring a very detailed map to find. Asking people will not help. Once found, the Japanese artifacts of the samurai will behold you with its intricate beauty. The Jade collection of the Chinese are okay. The temporary exhibit of the sacred altar textiles in May 2014 was absolutely outstanding. Opens only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum was a pleasure to visit. The collection is housed in a beautifully decorated old house. There is a feeling of calm and serenity. The staff are so helpful, but everything is very well curated and it is easy to find out around the exhibits. I almost had the museum to myself when I went to look at these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are visiting Geneve please take time to see this awesome little museum in an incredible building. Every piece is from ancient China, Japan or other extreme orient countries. The collection and pieces are very well organised, the pieces are in remarkable condition and the display is beautiful. Ceramics, Jade, antique wooden boxes, some lovely furniture and most of... More 

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Address: 8 Rue Munier-Romilly, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 704 32 82
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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