The history of the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva goes back to the foundation of the Musée des Beaux Arts in 1826. The institution was acquired by the City of Geneva in 1851 and as the collections grew over time, a new building started to be necessary.
After an architecture competition was held in 1900, the neoclassical museum building was constructed between 1903 and 1910 to plans by Marc Camoletti. The MAH's collections today contain more than 650000 items.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - exterior
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - exterior
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - main staircase
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - main staircase
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - main staircase
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva - main staircase
MAH Geneva - Vénus et Adonis ( Antonio Canova)
MAH Geneva - Vénus et Adonis ( Antonio Canova)
MAH Geneva - Vénus et Adonis ( Antonio Canova)
MAH Geneva - Vénus et Adonis ( Antonio Canova)
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