Masks & Theatre : The exhibition (the first time that the Martin Bodmer Foundation has devoted an entire exhibition just to theatre) is a scintillating marriage of texts – the treasures of the exceptional Theatrical Works of the World Fund (papyruses, rare and prestigious print editions, and original handwritten manuscripts,…) – on the one hand, and on the other, a corresponding collection of masks – a selection of those produced by Werner Strub (1935-2012) throughout his career.
The permanent exhibition recounts the history of civilization in a journey through time covering 5000 years since invention of writing, which offer a contrast with the 170-million-year-old fossils displayed at the museum’s entrance. Discover treasures such as the sacred Egyptian papyri, the Gutenberg Bible, the “Dantean corpus”, a remarkable series of incunabula, the Shakespearian collection, the manuscripts of the greatest writers …
The Fondation Martin Bodmer is a unique heritage library – recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO –, a place for research and conservation, as well as a museum open to all and dedicated to writing from its origins to this day.
Open from 2pm to 6pm
Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Monday
15 CHF : Adults
10 CHF : AVS, unemployed, students, Théâtre de Carouge subscribers
Free : Children under 18, Geneva pass, Raiffeisen card, and more (+)