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Musée Ariana

The Ariana Museum brings under one roof the City of Geneva’s collections of ceramics and glass. It is the only museum in Switzerland - and one of the most important in Europe - devoted entirely to kilncraft. With over 20’000 objects, the collections illustrate seven centuries of ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe and the East. All the main techniques are represented: pottery, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, and china. The islamic collection and an important series of oriental porcelains for export reveal the interactions between East and West which constitute a fundamental truth in the universal history of ceramics. The museum also has examples of work from the 20th century. Built on the initiative of Gustave Revilliod (1817- 1890), the Ariana Museum, with its neo-classical and neo-baroque features, immediately set itself apart from the local architectural style.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1884

Musée Ariana, Genève
Photographe : Rémy Gindroz
Musée Ariana, Genève Photographe : Rémy Gindroz
Grand hall du Musée Ariana
Photographe : Rémy Gindroz
Grand hall du Musée Ariana Photographe : Rémy Gindroz
Musée Ariana, Genève
Photographe :  Rémy Gindroz
Musée Ariana, Genève Photographe : Rémy Gindroz

Current exhibition(s)

Assiettes parlantes - Décors historiés imprimés sur faïence fine au 19e siècle

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Véritable phénomène de mode au 19e siècle, les assiettes en faïence fine dites « parlantes » comportent un décor historié et légendé. Les sujets sont extrêmement variés : la vie militaire, la chasse, les monuments ou les mœurs de la société urbaine et rurale française. Le fond des assiettes est orné de vignettes solennelles à l’image d’une France glorieuse, de scènes humoristiques, moins flatteuses, où hommes, femmes, bourgeois, paysans ou étrangers sont tournés en dérision.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
Assiettes parlantes - Décors historiés imprimés sur faïence fine au 19e siècle

Schnaps and rösti - Swiss pottery and glazed glass, 17th - 19th centuries

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Folk pottery and glass from German-speaking Switzerland. On the one hand, there’s dishes for the rösti and other earthenware terrines decorated with underglaze slips, and on the other, glazed schnaps flasks and tumblers, known as Flühli glass. Although on different supports,the iconographic motifs intersect and echo each other: flowers and animals, heraldic designs, genre figures and various inscriptions animate these surprisingly diverse pieces bursting with freshness.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Schnaps and rösti - Swiss pottery and glazed glass, 17th - 19th centuries
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Avenue de la Paix 10
1202 Genève

Location/directions

10, avenue de la Paix, près du Palais des Nations

Open

Ma–di 10–18

Admission

CHF 8.- | CHF 6.- Exposition majeure
CHF 5.- .- | CHF 3.- Création contemporaine
Forfait pour toutes les expositions temporaires CHF 10.- | CHF 7.-
Entrée libre jusqu'à 18 ans, aux collections permanentes et chaque premier dimanche du mois

Contact

Musée Ariana
Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre
Avenue de la Paix 10
1202 Genève
022 418 54 50 Telephone
022 418 54 51 Fax (musée)
ariana@ville-ge.ch
http://www.ariana-geneve.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport