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The Museum is travelling to Japan!
Screening of "COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You"

21 September 2020

The final step of our ambitious participatory project – developed in collaboration with Magnum Photos and our audiences –  will be screened at the Kyotography festival during its night projection !

The humanitarian trail of the Red Cross
Discover the history of the Red Cross

19 August 2020

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.

#PassTheTorch
From Solferino to Geneva

17 August 2020

From Solferino to Geneva, it is a three-day journey by bicycle, which will lead the torch to the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Wish Tree - Yoko Ono
Make a wish!

23 July 2020

At the Museum, we want to welcome our visitors with a symbolic and work full of hope. And what could be more symbolic than a magnificent olive tree?

COVID-19 and Us By Magnum Photos and You - Week 7
Our theme this week: Looking

7 July 2020

This week, we are tackling a new theme with you: Looking.
How do we translate events into images? How do these images differ from others in the news? How can images help us understand what we’ve been through and are still dealing with?

COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You - Week 6
Our theme this week: Our new normal

29 June 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we are going to talk about… us! How has the pandemic disrupted our museum activities? How can we reinvent ourselves, set up an exhibition and welcome our visitors while respecting sanitary precautions?  What does a museum look like in the era of COVID-19?

COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You - Week 5
Our theme this week: Preventing

22 June 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we are tackling a new theme with you: prevention. What are the issues surrounding prevention? This does not only concern hygiene and sanitary measures, but also takes us into a societal field. How can we prevent the loss of connection and isolation? How can we prevent social distress, food insecurity, isolation of vulnerable people?

A word from the Geneva Red Cross
Geneva Red Cross is mobilized to help the confined people

19 June 2020

How do you keep the connection with the people who are confined to their homes? We have asked the Geneva Red Cross to share with you its actions during the COVID-19 crisis. Discover the testimonials of two volunteers and a beneficiary of the coronavirus emergency plan.

COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You - Week 4
Our theme this week: Staying connected

15 June 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we’re discussing a new theme with you: keeping the link.
How do we keep the connection when we are deprived of human contact? Have we developed new modes of communication? How do we maintain the connection with older people?

COVID-19 AND US BY MAGNUM PHOTOS AND YOU - Week 3
Our theme this week: Recover

8 June 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we explore the experience we all faced through a new spectrum: Recover. How can we recover individually after mourning, a trauma, a deprivation of freedom or a lack of human contact? How will societies recover, what will be the role of the State? The crisis has highlighted socio-economic and gender inequalities in particular: can we all recover in the same way?

A word from the team
Alessia

5 June 2020

Alessia Barbezat, Head of Communication and Public Relations, discusses the theme of the week: “Express”.

A safe and secure visit
Protection plan

4 June 2020

In line with the health and safety regulations issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), you will find below a detailed plan to ensure the safety of the public and the public at large.

A word from the team
Catherine

4 June 2020

Catherine Burer, Head of Collections, pays tribute to the “Petrified Ones”, the ten sculptures by Carl Bucher that have welcomed our visitors for more than 30 years. These sculptures are now leaving the atrium to return to the calm of the museum’s collections and benefit from preventive conservation actions, which have become necessary in order to preserve their integrity.

COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You
Our theme this week: Express

3 June 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week we discuss a situation that is new to many of us: confinement and social distance.How can we express ourselves when we are deprived of human contact? Have you explored new forms of expression?

COVID-19 and Us by Magnum Photos and You
Our theme this week: Challenge

27 May 2020

COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we will take the full measure of the upheaval through a selection of images from Magnum Photos based on a key theme: “challenge”.

A word from the team
Pascal

22 May 2020

Pascal Hufschmid shares his story and reveals the genesis of the participatory project imagined in collaboration with Magnum Photos and … you.

A word from the team
Pascal

12 May 2020

How are you?

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

8 May 2020

May 8th is an important date. It is Henry Dunant’s birth day, which was declared more than 70 years ago World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (WRCD).

Colour a poster! Week 6
MY NAME’S MARIDO AND I WORK AT THE MUSEUM. I'M AT HOME NOW LIKE YOU ARE. HOW ABOUT WE CONNECT HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY? WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

6 May 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

Colour a poster! Week 5
MY NAME’S MARIDO AND I WORK AT THE MUSEUM. I'M AT HOME NOW LIKE YOU ARE. HOW ABOUT WE CONNECT HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY? WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

29 April 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

Colour a poster! Week 4
MY NAME’S MARIDO AND I WORK AT THE MUSEUM. I'M AT HOME NOW LIKE YOU ARE. HOW ABOUT WE CONNECT HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY? WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

22 April 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

Colour a poster! Week 3
MY NAME’S MARIDO AND I WORK AT THE MUSEUM. I'M AT HOME NOW LIKE YOU ARE. HOW ABOUT WE CONNECT HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY? WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

15 April 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

A word from the team
Fabienne

14 April 2020

Hi, my name is Fabienne and I work at the Museum as an Executive Assistant.

Colour a poster! Week 2
MY NAME’S MARIDO AND I WORK AT THE MUSEUM. I'M AT HOME NOW LIKE YOU ARE. HOW ABOUT WE CONNECT HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY? WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?

8 April 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

Call for applications
Young Advisory Board | MICR – UNIGE

7 April 2020

The International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and the University of Geneva are launching a Young Advisory Board. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural domain and to deepen your understanding of international humanitarian action as it is presented by the museum.

This program, open to all faculties, is aimed at students currently enrolled in a master’s level course throughout the period, from September 2020 to June 2021.

Colour a poster! Week 1
My name’s Marido and I work at the Museum. I'm at home now like you are. How about we connect here every Wednesday? Would you like that?

31 March 2020

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.

Once a week, I will make one available for everyone to enjoy colouring. I’d like to share some pointers with your mum, your dad, or the person who is taking care of you. If they agree, I’d be very happy to receive your drawing. Thank you!

#CultureChezVous in 60 seconds!
THE CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS OF GENEVA MOBILIZE AND INVITE THEMSELVES TO YOUR HOME

31 March 2020

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is launching 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.

Today, 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.

PUBLIC CLOSURE

14 March 2020

As part of measures taken by the federal authorities to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is temporarily closing its doors.

COVID-19: latest news
The Director's word

12 March 2020

The Museum is closely following developments related to the coronavirus. We tell you about its impact and the importance of solidarity between cultural actors.