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 …
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 (+)