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Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller)

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Address: Rue Jean-Calvin, 10, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 312 02 70
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Lovely Art in a Small Package

This museum is just steps away from the cathedral and the Maison Tavel. It is small, although on 3 floors. When I visited (last week of June 2015), the exhibit was art from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is just steps away from the cathedral and the Maison Tavel. It is small, although on 3 floors. When I visited (last week of June 2015), the exhibit was art from Nigeria: fascinating ceremonial masks, carved ivory, copper and bronze bracelets and anklets, and exquisite terracotta pottery. The works are tastefully displayed.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I know quite a few people who deem themselves to be sports fans. This might be quite confusing for your average non-American who might follow up with questions about the woman’s World Cup currently going on, or who they think will win Wimbledon. The words sports fan does not actually mean a fan of sports. It means “I care about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I came back a second time and photographed many of the small collection of unique African sculptures so I could take them home with me and share the experience.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love this museum especially because I love African art. They have a great collection from Gabon and having lived in Central Africa and Gabon specifically, I really enjoy visiting these exhibits. The museum is really small and intimate and open on Sundays.

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lovely, small, museum tucked away in the delightful old quarter of Geneva. Some exceptional pieces are on display from the vast collection of tribal art collected by Josef Mueller when there was little appreciation and knowledge of such work.

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

Fantastic museum! Worth a visit while strolling in the old town! Superb masks and sculptures! A great introduction to foreign cultures!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited the Barbier-Muller Museum already twice. It is in the ancient town of Geneva. It has an absolutely wonderful collection of statues, originating from all over the world and belonging to very different epochs. Most could be said to belong to "primitive" civilizations, but there is such a variety of artifacts that it is really rare, going from Minoan... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Every time we come to GVA we visit this lovely small museum in the old town (close to the Cathedral) which is a real treasure trove with superb exhibitions. It is small, cosy and always interesting. This time we viewed"Insolite Nudity". We loved it! Warmly recommended.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

With the uninspired, dull and visionless Musée d'Art et d'Histoire and the fascinating Patek Philippe Museum, Musée Barbier-Mueller joins the ranks of the latter as a stellar, interesting, small and high-quality museum with wonderfully executed exhibitions. The price for Geneva standards is accessible, the team clearly loves curating the massive collection, one of the largest ethnographic collections of African, Oceanic... More 

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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

this is a small and private museum. if you are a fan of Art primitif do go here but purchase the "PAsseport Musée" as it gives you entrances to 4 other private museums and saves money. The temporary expositions are always interesting

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Address: Address: Rue Jean-Calvin, 10, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 312 02 70
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva

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