Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), Geneva

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The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world. Its goal is to preserve, study, and publish the collection begun by Josef Mueller in 1907 and carried on by his daughter Monique and son-in-law Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller.The museum has gained international acclaim through itinerant exhibitions, the loans to other museums, and the publication of numerous catalogues and art books.Twenty years later, in 1997, the Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí was inaugurated in Barcelona, Spain. It is located in the Nadal Palace, opposite to the Picasso Museum, in Montcada Street.Further reading The Kalasan Batak in North Sumatra, an Unknown Group. Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller: Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva 2011,. The Sacred, the Secret. On the Man, the Mona and the Koyaka of Côte d'Ivoire. Alain-Michel Boyer: Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva 2011,. The Gan of Burkina Faso. Reconstitution of the History and Symbolics of a Little-Known Kingdom. Daniela Bagnolo: Musée Barbier-ueller, Geneva 2010,.Icons in gold : jewelry of India from the collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Laurence Mattet; Usha R Bala Krishnan; Musée Barbier-Mueller.; Standard Bank Centre Art Gallery.; Gold of Africa Museum.; Durban Art Gallery. Paris : Somogy Art Publishers ; Geneva : Musée Barbier-Mueller, 2005..Arts of the South Seas : island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia ; the collections of the Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Douglas Newton; Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Munich ; New York : Prestel, 1999..
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  • Am not very big into the arts. But some of the stuff here even made me appreciate the artistry and quality of work put in.  more »
  • Original and very interesting Museum with pieces of very high quality. Very friendly and courteous.
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  • This museum located in the old town impressive tribal objects. The only snag, no elevator for the other levels. Not accessible to people with reduced mobility
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  • Superb small museum drawing from a very significant collection. The current exhibition (6,000 Years of Receptacles) shows diverse pieces of great energy and charm.
  • Focused, concise boutique museum. I can't give a 5th ⭐️ because there were no English descriptions in the gallery and the (free) Wi-Fi didn't extend to the basement to allow web translation. I became a member and look forward to many further galleries when in Genève.
  • Very very interesting museum
  • One of the best museum on african art on earth, private one
  • a real plunge into the put primitive art has the wear of all; Hats off, for the tremendous work that it had to ask has all of these creators
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