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2021 at the Museum: annual activity report

20 April 2022

Re-experience with us the moments that made our year 2021, discover our 2021 annual report in French.

THE MUSEUM WITH MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES: A SPECIAL EVENING ON THE THEME OF THE RETURN OF HUMANITARIANS

22 March 2022

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).

SEREDA INTERNATIONAL REPORT LAUNCH
31st of March 2022

8 March 2022

“NOBODY HELPED ME”: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND FORCED MIGRATION FROM DISPLACEMENT TO REFUGE

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.

 

Masterclass #3 with Rebecca Amsellem and Eythar Gubara at the FIFDH
7 march 2022, 6pm, Espace Pitoëff - Café Babel

1 March 2022

Masterclass #3 with Rebecca Amsellem, in discussion with Eythar Gubara, a photographer who won the Prix Madame Figaro at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles. In collaboration with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).
Language : French – English

The collaboration between the Museum and the FIFDH
12 March 2022

17 February 2022

This year, we are collaborating with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) to offer you one exclusive event.

PETIT BLACK MOVIE 2022
26 JANUARY 2022, 2PM

17 January 2022

On the occasion of the ”Gender & Diversity” thematic year at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (IRCM), four films of the “Héro·ïne·s” (Black Movie 2021) program addressing issues related to gender identities and patriarchy will be presented and followed by a discussion with the audience.

Visit of the exhibition "The Humanitarian Adventure" through Trans* eyes

10 January 2022

On 3 February 2022, from 6pm to 8:30pm, 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.

THE MUSEUM AT ART GENÈVE 2022

21 December 2021

For the first time in its history, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is participating in the Art Genève art fair, which will take place from 2 to 6 March 2022.

Time Capsule

21 December 2021

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.

blood drive at the museum

22 November 2021

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.

Open Day Saturday 20 November 2021 from 10am to 6pm

11 November 2021

On the occasion of the opening of our new exhibition

To Heal a World, 160 years of photography from the Collections of the Red Cross,

we are looking forward to welcoming you and sharing with you this day rich in discoveries and encounters. Come and visit us with friends, neighbours, colleagues or family!

The first Saturday of the month is free!

4 November 2021

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26.11.21 6pm-7pm MASTERCLASS #2: Thinking feminists museums

27 October 2021

MASTER CLASS #1 WITH REBECCA AMSELLEM
« FOR A FEMINIST AND INCLUSIVE MUSEUM»

13 September 2021

Among other partners, 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.

INAUGURATION OF THE "GENDER & DIVERSITY" THEMATIC YEAR

7 September 2021

Our aim is to make the Museum a space where a wide range of voices are brought into the discussion and debate on what is happening within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the cultural scene and day-to-day life.

THE MUSEUM AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL LES RENCONTRES D'ARLES

5 July 2021

As a preview of the exhibition  To Heal a World, on July 8 there has been a meeting 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.

INTERVIEW WITH COLINE RAPNEAU, EX-ICRC, BY THE MUSEUM'S YOUNG ADVISORY BOARD

19 May 2021

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.

Online Symposium - Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? Day 4

12 May 2021

Online Symposium - Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? Day 3

29 April 2021

Online Symposium - Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? Day 2

29 April 2021

Online Symposium - Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? Day 1

29 April 2021

Concerned. 30 Artists on Humanitarian Issues
Art and humanity: what is possible?

14 April 2021

Every Tuesday afternoon in May 2021,an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive online symposium was held on the relationship between art and humanitarian action. Learn from leading experts, discover the videos of the symposium on our Youtube channel.

Young Advisory Board
First editon 2020-2021

4 February 2021

We are pleased to introduce the members of our very first Young Advisory Board. You will find their contributions here in the form of articles that we will publish on our site on a regular basis.

Humanitarian issues are part of everyone's daily life

4 January 2021

It was a spring day in 2003. I remember checking at which stop to get off before taking bus number 8 to the United Nations for the first time.

What does peace mean to you?
Peace = money + the family

7 December 2020

This is the equation that Soraia set up as an answer to this question at the sight of former guerilla fighters dancing. She has marked the words money and family with a tick. Check. Check. And there you have peace.

Reopening of the Museum
FREE ENTRY THIS WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 28TH AND 29TH!

27 November 2020

As of tomorrow, November 28th, we are delighted to welcome you again. However, the protective measures remain in force, such as the compulsory wearing of masks, social distancing and access for only a limited number of people to the Museum.

“I wish the world would be healed.”

3 November 2020

As the second wave hits us head on, Pascal Hufschmid recalls a striking message.

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.

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 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.

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.