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Arts, Fine Arts and Archaeology
Built between 1903 and 1910 by genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the musée d’art et d’histoire is one of Switzerland’s most important encyclopaedic museums.
Boasting over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series that have made it an institution of international stature, the museum maintains a permanent exhibition of a selection of its applied arts, fine arts and archaeology collections. Regional archaeological discoveries, egyptian and classical antiquities, artworks, furniture, arms, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures all bear witness to 15,000 years of history.
A renovation and enlargement project is currently underway and constitutes one of the major challenges facing the museum over the coming years.