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40 Years of the Museum, 40 Years of Magic

Four decades of activities deserve to be celebrated ! As the museum marks its 40th anniversary, however, its president and founder, Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller, has just passed away. He was so looking forward to seeing the many events we had planned play out over the year 2017. To show respect for his memory and his commitment, we will pay tribute to him by celebrating this anniversary in an even more spectacular manner !

A second milestone will also be observed in 2017 : the 110th anniversary of the Barbier-Mueller collection. Indeed, Josef Mueller, one of the greatest discoverers of modern and primitive art in the first half of the twentieth century, acquired his first works in 1907.

The festivities celebrating this anniversary will centre around three key sites throughout the year :

Through all these events, the Musée Barbier-Mueller sincerely wishes to promote collaboration with the partner institutions and to reach out to new audiences. Isn’t an anniversary celebrated with joy, sharing and dialogue, even in the absence of the man who has just bowed out ?

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