Museum of Fine Arts and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire) description and photos - Switzerland: Geneva. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. Title in English - Musee d'Art et d'Histoire.
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The history of the museum begins in 1789. Then the Society of Arts was founded, which held regular exhibitions. They began active exhibition activities in the city. Later, under the influence of the Great French Revolution, a new Constitution of Geneva was adopted, which indicated the need to create a museum, the purpose of which was to contain all types of art for public education.
In 1824, the Rath Museum was built. It housed the collection of the Society of Arts, including works by Jean Etienne Lyotard, Rodolphe Topfer, and others, and also began holding temporary exhibitions of contemporary Geneva art. However, this was not enough and in the 70s of the 19th century it was decided to create a larger museum. The new museum was supposed to include a collection of paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds, weapons supplies, and decorative items. At the beginning of the 20th century, construction of a new building began. The architect was Mark Camoletti. The construction was completed in 1910 and the museum was named the Museum of Art and History.
The Archeology Hall displays art objects related to European history, ancient Egypt, the culture of Sudan, the Middle East, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Numismatic office. The Applied Arts Hall displays collections of Byzantine art, icons, medieval and Renaissance weapons, musical instruments and textiles. The Fine Arts Hall offers a collection of paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
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