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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève, Switzerland

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About Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

The Museum of Art and History is one of the three largest museums in Switzerland. In particular, it brings together archaeological, applied art, and fine arts collections. The result of the merging of several regional funds, donations from collectors, foundations, and philanthropic citizens. The richness of its collections includes around 650 works of art.



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Russian Orthodox Church0.18km from Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

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Promenade de la Treille0.4km from Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

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The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. The city of Geneva dominates the economy of the canton. It is a center of commerce, trade, and finance.