L'herbier des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques et ses quelque six millions d’échantillons est un des plus importants au monde. Quant au jardin, il abrite de magnifiques collections de plantes vivantes.

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L'herbier des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques et ses quelque six millions d’échantillons est un des plus importants au monde. Quant au jardin, il abrite de magnifiques collections de plantes vivantes.

Site internet des Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

Ouverte en 2009, la Médiathèque du FMAC a pour objectif l’encouragement et la diffusion de l’art vidéo à Genève. Elle réunit le Fonds André Iten, l’une des plus riches et importantes collections vidéo de Suisse, ainsi que la collection vidéo du FMAC.

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Avec une collection riche de 25'000 objets illustrant douze siècles de culture céramique, le Musée Ariana compte parmi les grands musées européens spécialisés dans les arts du feu.

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Les Musées d’art et d’histoire forment le plus grand ensemble muséal de Suisse, avec ses cinq musées et leurs 700'000 objets, sa bibliothèque, son laboratoire de recherche et ses ateliers de restauration.

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Haut lieu de la réflexion sur les sociétés humaines, le Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, dont les bâtiments se trouvent au boulevard Carl-Vogt propose au travers de ses expositions une variété de lectures anthropologiques des phénomènes sociaux et culturels qui traversent le monde actuel.

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Le Musée d’histoire naturelle accueille plus de 250'000 visiteurs chaque année à la découverte des millions de spécimens exceptionnels appartenant au patrimoine naturel qu'il conserve. Unique en son genre en Suisse, le Musée d'histoire des sciences - affilié au Muséum - abrite une collection d'instruments scientifiques anciens issus des cabinets des savants genevois du 17e au 19e siècle.

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The photographic collection, rich in 100,000 negatives and positives depicting the world and its societies from the late 19th century to the present day, also reflects the way in which the ethnographic discipline has been built up within the institution. The initial collection was built up in 1901 with the scientific documentation of Eugène Pittard (1867-1962). Until the 1950s, this was supplemented by the work of his colleagues, including the anthropologist Ernest Chantre (1843-1924), the explorer Alfred Bertrand (1856-1924), the geologist Edgard Aubert de La Rüe (1901-1991) and the engineer William Briquet (1862-1920).

From the 1970s onwards, the collection developed with the generalisation of field missions and the images brought back by MEG curators, including those of the Africanist Claude Savary (1939-2014) or the Americanists René Fuerst (born 1933) and Daniel Schoepf (born 1941). Over the last twenty years, it has been further enriched by remarkable donations, such as that of Jacques Faublée (1912-2003) or Georges Bourdelon (1924-2000).

Since 2015, the acquisition policy has resolutely turned towards contemporary photography inspired by the themes of recent temporary exhibitions. The latter have made it possible to discover the works of Aurélien Fontanet (born in 1982), Michael Cook (born in 1968), Christian Lutz (born in 1973) and Fabrice Monteiro (born in 1972).

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