Featuring a comprehensive collection of 7,000 artworks and
artefacts from civilisations around the world, the Barbier-Mueller
Museum in Geneva is the outcome of the tireless accumulations of
Josef Mueller, whose collection began in 1907 and is continued to
this day by his heirs. Founded in 1977, the museum wanted to
preserve and study the sculptures, fabrics and ornaments brought
from "primitive" civilisations that were once isolated communities.
Lookout for the megalithic monuments from Indonesia, the statues
and items of worship from Oceania, pre-Columbian art from the
Americas and ancient masks and shields from Africa.
Address: 10 Rue Jean-Calvin
Telephone: (0)22 312 0270
Transportation: Bus number 2, 7, 12 or 16 to Molard. Bus number 17 to
Opening Time: Daily from 11am to 5pm
Admission: Sfr8 (adults), Sfr5 (concessions). Children under 12
years are free.