Within its exceptional location, the Cabinet d’arts graphiques preserves some 375,000 drawings, pastels, prints and multiples. Recognised as one of the most important European collections of works on paper, it contains in particular one of the threelargest collections of drawings, prints, posters and sketch books of Ferdinand Hodler, the largest collection in the world of works by Jean-Étienne Liotard or the reference sets of prints by Félix Vallotton, John M. Armleder and Hans Hartung. The print collection is one of the largest in the French-speaking world, with some 350,000 pieces covering over five centuries of the history of engraving, and it covers a huge historical and technical range. The drawing collection focusses mainly on Geneva and Swiss products, with a few lovely foreign incursions (French drawings and pastels, Persian miniatures, etc.). Each of these collections is mostly composed of gifts and legacies, completed over time by acquisitions. Several important collections are also deposited there, mainly by foundations.