Exhibitions Temporary exhibition

COVID-19 and Us
By Magnum Photos and you

May 18, 2020 to January 31, 2021




To make sense of the complete changes caused by the pandemic, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (MICR) is launching “ COVID-19 and Us “, an international participatory project, in partnership with the famous agency Magnum Photos.

Photographers from all over the world will share with us their views on the pandemic, first online from May 18th and then physically at the museum from mid-June. We will discover their exclusive images with you on a regular basis online.

Gradually, we will install them with you in our permanent exhibition, casting a new look at it. We will also give you the opportunity to share your personal story with us, which we will keep in our collections. If you wish, it may be presented in the museum and included in a new film coproduced with Magnum Photos, scheduled later this year.

To share your story with us and take part in this ambitious, innovative and experimental project, click here!

We look forward to seeing, reading or listening to you!

Discover a first selection of testimonies here.

The themes of the week

Each week, we have unveiled six Magnum Photos images presented through the prism of the following themes: “Defying”, “Express”, “Recover”, “Staying connected”, “Preventing”. We have had the pleasure of discussing them with our guests during zoom conferences or through blog notes that we invite you to rediscover here:

Week 1: “Defying”
Week 2: “Express”
Week 3: “Recover”
Week 4: “Staying connected”
Week 5: “Preventing”

Posters unpacked
The exhibition is extended until July 26th!

From 2 October 2019 to 26 July 2020

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In Posters unpacked, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum presents its rich collection of posters from all over the world.

The Museum began collecting posters after it opened in 1988, with a steady stream of acquisitions and donations from National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies arriving since then. Today, the collection counts over 10,000 posters, dating from 1866 – three years after the Red Cross was founded – to the present.

These posters were designed to convey a wide range of messages to the public: fundraising, blood drives, disease prevention, emergency response, volunteer recruitment and first-aid training. Some serve as calls to action, while others warn of danger, provide information or promote the humanitarian cause.

In addition to being a highly effective means of communication, these posters are also products of their time. They capture events that shook the world and reflect the concerns of the places where they were created.

Red Cross and Red Crescent posters hold a mirror up to society. They are inscribed with the history of the Movement – its actions, its necessity and, most of all, its universality.