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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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Wonderful Collection

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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16 attraction reviews
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

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. The displays are good and the museum, when we went there was not at all crowded. Our visit probably lasted... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Beautiful pieces of art in this small ethnographic museum. If you collect or enjoy African, Oceanic or Arts of the Americas this is a must see while you are in Geneva.

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