7 and 8 September
CHF 0.-
September 2024
Saturday 7
11:15 - 12:15
14:00 - 15:00
15:30 - 16:30
Sunday 8
11:15 - 12:15
Accessible to the motor impaired
16 to 99 years old

European Heritage Days: Colonial networks - Geneva in the colonial world

Guided tour of the exhibition "Memories. Geneva in the colonial world" exhibition. Temporary exhibition. Saturday 7 September at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 3.30 pm and Sunday 8 September at 11.15 am.
7 and 8 September
CHF 0.-
MEG - Johnathan Watts

This year, MEG is taking part in the European Heritage Days, the theme of which is "Networks".

Under the title "Networks", the European Heritage Days on 7 and 8 September 2024 will look at how numerous civilisations have facilitated long-distance exchanges in trade, religious beliefs, scientific knowledge, technological innovations and cultural and artistic practices. Ancient roads, towns and villages, trading establishments, coaching inns, towers, fortifications and other structures have all been built and left their mark on the region.

During the European Heritage Days, you can explore these roads, paths and trails of history, rediscovering the traces they have left behind and gaining a better understanding of how a place's heritage is sometimes the result of a distant influence.

Colonial networks - Geneva in the colonial world:
What were the different networks for the movement of goods, people and ideas in Geneva during the colonial era? What role did MEG and Geneva play in these networks, whose influence was felt at both local and global level?
The exhibition "Memories. Geneva in the colonial world" exhibition, this tour will focus on the networks of merchants, missionaries and scientists that were so important during the colonial era. By looking at these networks and the different people who built and carried them, you will enter the heart of the issues at stake in the colonial world in Geneva and Switzerland.
Visits are free and no registration is required. Please arrive at the museum reception desk no later than 5 minutes before the start of the tour.

They take place on Saturday 7 September from :

  • 11.15am to 12.15pm
  • 2pm to 3pm
  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm

And on Sunday 8 September from :

  • 11.15am to 12.15pm

These tours are given in French.

Full programme for the European Heritage Days.

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