Musée du CICR

Closely linked to the word Geneva itself, the Red Cross and Red Crescent museum presents the universal subject of humanitarian action. The new permanent exhibit is organised in three thematic spaces designed by architects from different cultural backgrounds: Defending Human Dignity (Gringo Cardia, Brazil), Restoring Family Links(Diébédo Francis Kéré, Burkina Faso), and Reducing Natural Risks (Shigeru Ban, Japan). They are coordinated by Atelier Oï (Suisse), which also created the common areas. Within each of these themes, visitors first pass by an awareness-building phase. Then a second phase provides information and historical insights recalling that the Red Cross is the largest and oldest humanitarian organisation in the world. Finally, the On the spot room gives the latest news from the ground, presented around a large interactive globe. This museum of history and society, a place for knowledge and reflection, helps to understand the world.


Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
Avenue de la Paix 17
1202 Genève
+41 22 748 95 11
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Access:bus N° 8, direction OMS ou Appia, arrêt Appia; bus N° 28, direction Jardin Botanique, arrêt Appia
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