Frankenstein13 May - 9 October 2016
Creation of Darkness
In the summer of 1816, at Cologny, Mary Shelley began her writing of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, a mythic expression of the anxieties of a world confronted with the growing power of science and technology.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of this historically influential work of literature, the Martin Bodmer Foundation presents a major exhibition on the origins of Frankenstein, the perspectives it opens and the questions it raises. ...
An exceptional venue
The Martin BodmerLibrary and Museum
The Martin Bodmer Foundation is one of the most important private libraries in the world. The foundation seeks to reflect “the adventure of the human mind” from the origins of writing on, following in the footsteps of its founder, Martin Bodmer, a collector who sought to put together a “library of world literature.” The foundation conserves some 160 000 items, with hundreds of Western and Eastern manuscripts, a number of copies of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, 270 incunabula that include one of the rare copies of the Gutenberg Bible, autographs of Goethe, Einstein and Mozart, the list is long…
The Foundation Museum is open from 2 pm to 6 pm every day except Monday and public holidays.