The Museum The Director’s welcoming word

© photo Magali Dougados

It is a great honour and pleasure to serve as the new director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. Since opening more than 30 years ago, the Museum has fulfilled an important purpose: raising awareness of the history, challenges and scope of humanitarian action.

I am very much looking forward to getting to know the team. Together, we will ponder a fundamental question: how does humanitarian action concern us all in our everyday lives? We will be inviting artists from Geneva, elsewhere in Switzerland and beyond to produce new works that invite us to explore this very theme. Works that inspire us, that move us, that force us to stop and think.

Our exhibitions constantly reaffirm the Museum’s role as a place of memory and a forum for creativity and dialogue that is open to people from all walks of life: members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, contemporary artists, art schools and institutions, and of course you – because the Museum is as much yours as anyone else’s. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful building in the heart of Geneva’s international district, to our websites, and to our travelling exhibitions here in Switzerland and around the world.

I will keep you abreast of the Museum’s developments as they unfold.

Yours sincerely,

Pascal