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Culture only a mouse click away

Several museums and historical sites offer the public the chance to view online collections or enjoy virtual visits… from the comfort of your sofa! 

Artefacts from the MEG in your lounge

Do you have a minute? Just the time it takes to discover a selection of artefacts from the MEG presented by a curator or a member of the scientific staff from the Geneva Museum of Ethnography. Talismans offering protection against boredom and moroseness, they whisk you off to the four corners of the globe, giving you a taste of the world’s riches in the comfort of your own home.  

Objects from collections housed in Geneva’s museums in video  

From the work by François Morellet illuminating le Valais underground passage in Les Pâquis through Pistoletto’s marble statue of the squash carrier in the Botanical Conservatory and Gardens to the views of the bay painted by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, the short reports in the compléments d’objets series invite you to explore the objects in the collections housed in Geneva’s museums. 

The Ariana web series

From 18 March, discover the Ariana's museum's web series on the "Meissen – Folies de porcelaine" exhibition. It is a unique opportunity to learn more about these treasures taken from Swiss collections. Episode 1: White gold.

The #CULTURECHEZVOUS mini-series

For 60 seconds, a representative of one of Geneva’s cultural institutions drops in to see you by means of a “home-made” video presenting a topic related to their profession. A simple and spontaneous action reflecting the excellent synergy between the city’s cultural institutions in creating this digital mini-series. 

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Delve into the works of the MAMCO

Explore the details of three paintings from the MAMCO, thanks to videos created with the assistance of Artmyn, a start-up based in western Switzerland specialising in very high-definition digitisation.

Thrill to the striking colours of the dizzying work by Karel Appel entitled Oiseau au-dessus de la mer noire, discover aspects – invisible to the naked eye – of Copyright (Blue) #3 by General Idea or accompany the expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler as she experiments with a pictorial method in Passport. 

Geneva through the lens of Valentine Mallet

Photographie tirée de l'exposition

The libraries of Geneva offer you the opportunity to discover the entire Geneva through the lens of Valentine Mallet collection, which has been hanging in the Couloir des coups d’œil since February. It is the chance to plunge into the Geneva of the “Belle époque” through numerous photographs focusing in particular on Geneva’s streets of yesteryear, such as Rue du Rhône around 1906 and the Tour du Molard after 1907.

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The MAH at home

The MAH in your living room! Redecorate your house with the most beautiful works from its collections, then enjoy an interactive visit including a number of surprises


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The essentials of the MAH

Delve into the treasures of the MAH collections and discover a selection of twenty works of art and historical artefacts. You will find masterpieces of Swiss and European art, treasures from Antiquity and exceptional examples of Swiss watchmaking and enamelling know-how. And, of course, there are exhibits bearing witness to the history of Geneva such as the piece of Savoyard armour, a trophy from the famous Escalade of 1602, or the Relief Magnin, a model of the city as it was in 1850.


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Expo 2.0, Théâtre des marionnettes

Take a look behind the scenes and the special effects, unlock the mysteries of the puppets which are brought to life to embody moving characters or watch as comic strip heroes are transformed into star performers: the TMG opens its virtual doors and offers you the chance to explore its magical world of myriad tricks through open or guided visits.

Geneva cultural magazine

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The magazine of the Léman Bleu television station presents the region’s artists in video together with their own specific worlds, as well as anecdotes relating to the works of art on show in Geneva. So there’s plenty of scope to enjoy culture in all its forms!

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Les Sentiers Extra-ordinaires

the Department of Culture and Sport launched a nine-part digital series based on an original idea: the collections are brought to life through the fiction and thanks to the voices of members of the civil society. Starting on 5 May, two episodes of Les Sentiers Extra-ordinaires are broadcast every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. At the end of each episode, entertaining cultural mediation activities involving you and old alike are offered, in order to prolong this unique experience.

Cosmo Digitale, the digital version of the Castello di Rivoli

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Set a course for Italy and contemporary art: while the country’s museums have closed their doors to the public, the Castello di Rivoli near Turin is showcasing its treasures online. Its Cosmo Digitale, project, which is growing day by day with content in Italian and English, presents the museum’s collections with its numerous examples of arte povera. The spectacular light installation by Roberto Cuoghi (Miracola) in Turin, which disrupted the public lighting system to create city-wide phantasmagoria, can already be admired along with short videos by Giuseppe Penone, crying tears of earth or playing like a child with the “wings” of ash trees. 

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The Chauvet cave as if you were there

Discovered on 18 December 1994 during a speleological expedition, the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave is one of the oldest painted palaeolithic caves in the world. Included on the UNESCO world heritage list, it has never been open to the public on conservation grounds. But now it couldn’t be easier to visit the different halls, either on your own or accompanied by an explanatory guide thanks to a  website which enables you to discover the bison, horses, bears or hand prints left by prehistoric artists on painted panels.  

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Treasures of collections from around the world online

Digitised by Google as part of its “Arts and culture” project, collections from around the world can now be enjoyed online, including those of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with its works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. You can also admire 129 works of modern and contemporary art housed in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, ranging from Keith Haring to Vincent Van Gogh, and some 5,000 works from the London museum of design and decorative arts: the Victoria and Albert Museum. A genuine treasure trove! 

Article modifié le 12.06.2023 à 17:37