Barbier-Mueller Museum

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Barbier-Mueller Museum
Musée Barbier-Mueller
Established 1977
Location 10 rue Jean-Calvin
Genève, Switzerland
Coordinates 46°12′07″N 6°08′49″E / 46.201807°N 6.146979°E / 46.201807; 6.146979

The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world. Its goal is to preserve, study, and publish the collection begun by Josef Müller (de) in 1907 and carried on by his daughter Monique and son-in-law Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller.

The museum has gained international acclaim through itinerant exhibitions, the loans to other museums, and the publication of numerous catalogues and art books.

Twenty years later, in 1997, the Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí was inaugurated in Barcelona, Spain. It is located in the Nadal Palace, opposite to the Picasso Museum, in Montcada Street.

Further reading[edit]

  • The Kalasan Batak in North Sumatra, an Unknown Group. Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller: Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva 2011, ISBN 978-2-88104-048-1.
  • The Sacred, the Secret. On the Man, the Mona and the Koyaka of Côte d'Ivoire. Alain-Michel Boyer: Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva 2011, ISBN 978-2-88104-046-7.
  • The Gan of Burkina Faso. Reconstitution of the History and Symbolics of a Little-Known Kingdom. Daniela Bagnolo: Musée Barbier-ueller, Geneva 2010, ISBN 978-2-88104-045-0.
  • Icons in gold : jewelry of India from the collection of the Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Laurence Mattet; Usha R Bala Krishnan; Musée Barbier-Mueller.; Standard Bank Centre Art Gallery.; Gold of Africa Museum.; Durban Art Gallery. Paris : Somogy Art Publishers ; Geneva : Musée Barbier-Mueller, 2005. ISBN 2-85056-891-0.
  • Arts of the South Seas : island Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia ; the collections of the Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Douglas Newton; Musée Barbier-Mueller ; Munich ; New York : Prestel, 1999. ISBN 3-7913-2092-0.


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