Inside the Dante Factory : (Opening soon) To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, this new exhibition’s aim is clear. We want to make visitors reflect on an apparently simple question- how should we read Dante? And what does it mean to read Dante today?
Among the gems on display will be an original copy of the famous portrait of Dante by Sandro Botticelli from 1495.
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 (+)