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Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient

rue Munier-Romilly 8, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 704 32 82
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An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.
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“eastern art” (4 reviews)
“display case” (2 reviews)
rue Munier-Romilly 8, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 704 32 82
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Reviewed July 1, 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...More

2  Thank Sue760
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...More

4  Thank Vera D
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The collection, hosted in an ancient, elegant building of the old town, is just amazing: vases, objects, prints, swords and weapons from China and Japan, very well exposed and documented. Two temporary expositions per year, usually very interesting and complete. Opens only in the afternoon!

3  Thank bcptatpc
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Small and relaxed museum. Beautifully displayed ceramics with incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank ZandiSW
Reviewed December 20, 2013

The collection of this museum main focus on China and Japan. If you have visited the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, you won't be impressed with this museum.

1  Thank 龍達魏
Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the most wonderful collection of Chinese porcelain in a beautiful house in les Tranches area of Geneva. One of our favourite museums.

Thank Vict4
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Museum wise, Geneva offers little of international interest. The Musee Baur is an exception. Its Chinese and Japanese collections, beautifully displayed in an elegant 19th century mansion, are world class. Worth visiting again and again.

Thank Cloudtail10
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Whether or not Far-Eastern art is your special interest, you cannot fail to appreciate the beauty and craftspersonship of the artefacts on display in this museum, the fruits of a fastidious collector, Alfred Baur. Originally a German-Swiss, he made a fortune in Colombo (Sri Lanka),...More

5  Thank Rita D
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I would recommend this museum. I went with the idea in my mind that i would be thoroughly bored but i was nearby (it's near to the Russian church and the musee modern) and thought i'd give it a go. The pieces were extremely well...More

4  Thank Kev B
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Baur is focused on Chinese and Japanese ceramics and some paintings or prints. Within that scope it has quite a lot of quite lovely pieces, well worth a few hours of study.

1  Thank BobFran_11
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