On Saturdays 8 and 15 October at 9 am: mental health first aid course (in French) by Ensa. The first aiders will learn various specific skills about mental disorders and crises. Practical skills are added to the theoretical knowledge through interactive exercises and role-playing. With this learning, you make an important contribution to the quality of life of those around you and also strengthen your own mental health.
Join us on Sunday 2 October at 11:00 a.m. for an emergencyoga class at the Museum! All you have to do is bring your beautiful self and your yoga mat and Donna Williams will meet you for a blissful morning, designed to uplift your body, mind and soul by being present, here and now.
Carte blanche to various contemporary artists, co-creation projects, mental-health first-aid courses for the public, series of events on mental health in the humanitarian sector, “emergency yoga” classes, and guided tours with two experts in emotion
A proposition by Rebecca Amsellem, Pascal Hufschmid with the support of the Museum's staf
This is an exceptional archive that is unveiled in an exhibition co-produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Rencontres d’Arles, where it is on display this summer. From the collections of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, these images reveal an huge heritage that has been little explored. From 1850 to the present day, structured in a thematic path (rallying support, showing people, bearing witness), the book brings together great names in photography and images taken by humanitarians.
Summer is all about spending time in the garden. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is embracing the great outdoors too, as it continues its transformation into a hub serving the local community. With The Museum's Gardens, works by more than 100 architecture students from the ALICE laboratory at EPFL will go on display in the Museum’s gardens and public areas. The eight wooden installations will give families, employees, local residents and passers-by a chance to explore and experience the site in a different light. Please join us!
By presenting a broad selection of objects and little-known accounts spanning more than a century, Who Cares? Gender and humanitarian action invites visitors to take a fresh look at the history of humanitarian action and how it is represented today. Rigid gender roles are commonplace, with men associated with action and leadership while women supply compassion and care. Yet those stereotypes are belied across time by the complexity of humanitarian work and the experience of those engaged in it.
FROM 4 JULY TO 25 SEPTEMBER 2022 AT THE PALAIS DE L'ARCHEVÊCHÉ. Visit (again) the exhibition “To Heal a World” and the more than 600 photographs from the Red Cross and Red Crescent collections in a unique place
For this Masterclass, Rebecca Amsellem will be in discussion with Seraina Rohrer, Head of Innovation & Society at Pro Helvetia, and Idil Efe, diversity agent and curator of the Berlin City Museum. The discussion will be introduced by Denise Tonella, Director of the Swiss National Museum, and Pascal Hufschmid, Director of our Museum.
Come discuss in small groups your hopes and fears about the digital transformation and its impact on your life. Share your views and listen to the experiences of others.
Come and enjoy a guided tour of the Museum by our curators, a workshop for children, music in the shade of the big pine tree, a poem, an engraved wish, … Or just come and make friends with neighbours, friends and the Museum’s team.
As part of its “Gender & Diversity” Year and International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum joins the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in presenting “UpRooted and Apart”, a work by artist and psychotherapist Franziska Greber. The work can be seen in the espace FOCUS throughout the month of June.
On the program this year at our Museum: "Wait for Walk" performance, "The adventures of the tiger Birhan" told by Eva Marlinge, grimages for children, visits, music...
On 7 April, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum hosts Médecins Sans Frontières for a special evening on the theme of return, illustrated by the documentary "Egoïste" (meaning: selfish).
In collaboration with the IFRC, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is proud to host the launch of the International Report by the SEREDA Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the University of Melbourne, Bilkent and Uppsala and NGO partners.
For the first time in its history, the museum is participating in the 10th edition of the Geneva Fair, which will take place at Palexpo. At stand D53, discover a new selection of objects from our collections that dialogue with the photographs of Henry Leutwyler.
Masterclass #3 with Rebecca Amsellem, in discussion with photographer Eythar Gubara, who won the Prix Madame Figaro at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. A collaboration with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).
This year, we are collaborating with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights to offer you an exclusive event : a projection of the movie "After a Revolution", directed by Giovanni Buccomino, preceded by a guided tour of the temporary exhibition "To Heal a World".
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (MICR) and the association ÉPICÈNE invite you to a visit of the exhibition “Humanitarian Adventure” through a Trans* Lens.
As part of our "Gender & Diversity" thematic year, we are partnering with the Black Movie festival to present four films from the "Heroines" programme (Black Movie 2021). The screenings will be followed by a discussion with the audience on issues related to gender identity and patriarchy.
We are thrilled to showcase the Time Capsule in the Museum’s atrium, a sculpture full of hopes and dreams that raises questions on how to become good ancestors.
The Time Capsule is the result of a collaboration with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. It was conceived and created by United Environment Architecture.
What would a feminist, inclusive and engaged museum look like? What concrete steps can be taken to achieve this?
As a legacy of patriarchal society, museums are – for the most part – designed by men or for men. How can we make the museum experience more inclusive and the constitution of its heritage more egalitarian?
A collaboration with Les Créatives festival.
On Wednesday 1 December 2021, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum will host the Blood Transfusion Centre (BTC) for a blood collection day at the museum.
As part of our Year of Gender and Diversity, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is proud to display Abakan Red III by Magdalena Abakanowicz in the Espace FOCUS from 21 October 2021 to 24 April 2022.
Abakan Red III is on loan from the Toms Pauli Foundation, which holds close to 50 pieces by Abakanowicz. In 2023, the Foundation will present a major retrospective of her work at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne in partnership with London’s Tate Modern.
Guided tours of our new exhibition, musical performances, a children's story, short films, a giant artwork and soup! Check out our programme!
From November onwards, the first Saturdays of the month are free of charge, until March. During this winter period the museum closes at 5 pm.
As part of the "Gender & Diversity" annual cycle, the Museum has invited Rebecca Amsellem, a French-Canadian economist and creator of the feminist newsletter Les Glorieuses to discuss with the Museum staff what a feminist and inclusive museum should look like. The first masterclass will be held at the MICR and online on September 23, 2021.
From Tuesday 14 September 2021, admission to the museum will only be possible on presentation of a valid COVID certificate with a QR code recognised by the Swiss application "COVID Certificate Check proving that the holder has been vaccinated, cured or tested, as well as a form of identification. Persons under 16 years of age are not concerned. Wearing a mask is still compulsory, as well as respecting the barrier gestures.
As a preview to the exhibition To Heal a World, which will open on 16 November 2021, on 8 July there has been a conversation followed by a screening at the photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles, presented and commented by Nathalie Herschdorfer, curator of the exhibition, and Pascal Hufschmid, director of the museum. Co-produced by the festival, To Heal a World will travel to Arles in 2022.
The Young Advisory Board of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum shares, in this new article, a glimpse of the exchange it had the chance to have with Coline Rapneau, ex-ICRC, now Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH Manager) Programme Director at CHS Alliance and Co-Active Coach.
A new exhibition produced by the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in collaboration with the HEAD – Geneva, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Red Cross Spring / Summer 2021
From April 27
Every Tuesday afternoon in May at 4 p.m. (CET), join an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive online symposium on the relationship between art and humanitarian action.
Take a humanitarian journey through the history of the Red Cross as you immerse yourself in the city of Geneva. Follow the walking trail through the Old Town to discover how a handful of Genevan citizens started the Red Cross story and how it quickly unfolded into humanitarian action and, later, the development of international humanitarian law.
We have a vast and really beautiful collection of posters at the Museum. They help us to understand what is happening to us all today.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum has launched a new initiative - #CultureChezVous - in collaboration with a stellar group of Geneva based cultural institutions supported by Ville de Genève - Officiel and Geneva Tourism | Switzerland
Get inspired by a 60-second video presentation of a key artwork, film, performance or item every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Pascal Hufschmid talks about an incredible 1870 poster kept in our collections, which tells us so much about solidarity, the acceleration of time and our relation to images.
Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect from a different cultural background, allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world
Before or after visiting an exhibition, why not stop off at the Restaurant on the museum roof? Large terrace with an outstanding view of the Alps !