The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire –MAH- is a Swiss museum located in Geneva, in the district of Tranchées.
It is part of the eight sites that constitute one of the most important museums in Switzerland. That is why it is one of the two Swiss museums that has a research laboratory.
It owns, together with the Museum of Fine Arts of Basel and the Kunsthaus of Zurich, one of the main Swiss collections of art from the Renaissance to the present day. Among his 6,455 paintings there is an important group devoted to the Swiss painters Jean-Étienne Liotard, Ferdinand Hodler and Félix Valloton but also the French Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot.
On a surface of 7000 m² we can see several exhibitions separated by theme. In the area destined to the archeology important findings of the Prehistory, the Protohistory and the Old Age are exhibited.
The Museums are composed by different places that are geographically very close:
the Cabinet of plates
the Musée de l’Ariana
the Musée Rath
the Maison Tavel
the Art and Archeology Library
the Center for Geneva’s iconography
the Musée de l’horlogerie et de l’émaillerie
At level 2, we can see collections of fine arts organized by schools or monographic sets ranging from the fifteenth to the twentieth century and covering key moments in the history of Western painting.
The different levels of the Museum allow us to make a great journey through the history of Humanity.
Level 0 is dedicated to the Applied Arts and we can see more than 23,000 objects that go from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, both ancient weapons as well as silver and tin objects, textiles or furniture.
The Museum has a Society of Friends of the Museum of Art and History with more than 1,400 members to protect the works and promote different cultural activities.