Gold and light – Prestigious bindings
In addition to our exhibition “Giants and miniatures”, our new exhibition offers you the opportunity to discover another facet of the book object: it is entirely devoted to the highly decorated bindings (plates, coats of arms, mosaics, etc.) kept in our collections, spanning from the 16th century to the present day.
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 manuscripts of the greatest writers …
To find one’s way in the vast array of human writings, one needs to limit oneself to studying “the essence, that only counts, that is to say the element that remained alive, in one way or another, among history” (Martin Bodmer)
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 (+)