Category #News

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.

A safe and secure visit
Protection plan

11 December 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.

Reopening of the Museum

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.

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.

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 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?

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.

A word from the team

5 June 2020

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

A word from the team

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.