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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Currently the Musee Rath is showing an excellent exhibition of Switzerland's leading painter, Ferdinand Hodler. The lighting is stunning and the well illustrated themes makes for an enlightened appreciation of this painter, whose works are difficult to find outside the country.

Thank Jules060617
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Reviewed December 3, 2016

I'm running behind on my Trip Advisor reviews so I don't know whether the fabulous exhibition that combines both the history of photography and Geneva is still on but if it is, it was one of the best displays of historic photographs that I have seen in a museum. We planned to stay for half an hour and stayed for over 2 hours.

Thank Ann T
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This museum was very interesting and had some very unique photographs that tied in with the history of Geneva. But somehow it was lacking in didn't seem to have a core identity. The air-conditioning was great on a hot day! LOL you can see the whole place in about 30 minutes.

Thank FinnieF
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a small museum near the old city. When I visited, there were interesting photos and etchings as well as a 360 degree interactive art item. The museum was smaller and for the price (unless you have the Geneva Pass) is not worth it.

Thank James L
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've seen the "panoramas" exhibition, which attempts to bring together a number of visual samples of the word's various meanings.

Before the invent of cinema, panoramic paintings were a kind of funfair attraction. Along these lines, a short from 1900 by Thomas Edison shows a "spinning sidewalk" where you can see a bunch of belle époque people thrilled by the "panoramic impression" it triggered. It's always fun to watch how people entertained themselves before they had TV.

Daguerre's painting "Effet de neige et brouillard" alone is worth the visit.

A small exhibition with enough to bite into still, especially if dwelling on little details is what you're fond of.

Thank Marius R
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Reviewed October 31, 2014

He revolutionised French and european paintings from the end of 1840s onwards, an active artist also interested in the political life of his adopted country Switzerland. The exhibit depicts the swiss years of his career and the influence he had on the art scene of the epoch. Part of the Courbet Season organized by The Beyerler Found. in Basel.
L'homme blesse on loan from the Musee d' Orsey.
Till the 21st of Dec, also guided tours available free with Museum admission.

1  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have recently visited the museum and was done in 10 mins... few contemporary art pieces exhibited on 2 floors; suitable while waiting for the tram to come...

1  Thank Didivicky34
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Spent 10mins there and clueless what the exhibition was about. It was a collection of fabrics, maybe is about dying?
The locker is CHF2 but is refundable just like any museums in Switzerland

1  Thank EuropeanJ
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

This museum houses temporary exhibitions. At present (until the end of March) it is showing a collection of material about the history of Lebanon. On show are a variety of artefacts, from pre-history up to the 17th century.

We find that prehistoric items generally work most effectively in a museum when the organisation and explanatory boards tell a story which those objects illustrate and illuminate. They can then hold greater meaning for a visitor, even if they may at first sight appear puzzling or unprepossessing. But the explanations here are all in French only (not even in Lebanese Arabic, spoken today in the Lebanon). And we did not find them to be as informative as we would have liked. On the lower floor there was a video of excavations which could have been highly informative. But the sound was so low that it was mostly unintelligible. And the screen was squashed in a corner, making viewing difficult and uncomfortable.

On the upper floor the layout was a little easier. Three mosaics from the Roman period were better-displayed, as was some beautiful clothing. But again here, when there was an opportunity to illuminate for visitors the purple dyes for which the Phoenecians were famous, the explanations sadly left much to be desired.

Altogether we felt that a wonderful opportunity was largely missed by those who presented this exhibition. We are very interested in early Lebanon and the Phoenecians in particular, so you could say that we were an ideal audience. But we learned very little and did not enjoy our visit as we had hoped to.

If you look online at publicity for this exhibition you will find a far greater emphasis put upon the curators and contributing institutions, and much lesser attention to the content of the exhibition from a visitor's point of view. We think that this apparent self-absorption of those who set the exhibition up is reflected in its result — one that does not focus on the visitor as it should.

For the only time in visiting many museums in Geneva, we found staff here to be less than pleasant or efficient. My partner uses a mobility scooter and the access for her to the museum was rickety and quite unnerving. Some staff operating the system lacked necessary knowledge; others were far too gung-ho. We felt neither safe nor welcome.

A missed opportunity to inform and delight.

3  Thank Rita D
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Great location near the Grand Theater. Major complaint: no explanations in English; really unfair and diminishes from the exhibit's educational impact. Service and explanations by reception were kind of unpleasant. There are lockers for a 2 Swiss Franc deposit.

Thank davidtova
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