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The history of the Reformation

There is no other Museum like ours in the world. It's the only secular museum devoted to the history of both the Reformation and Protestantism. Paintings, objects, books, engravings and audiovisual features are available for your perusal in 12 vibrant rooms. Exhibition highlights include two paintings of Luther by Lucas Cranach, a letter written by Calvin and one by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

You're in for a remarkable cultural experience that's designed for a broad public. It's also a truly immersive experience, as we provide free audio guides in ten languages and bring 15 important works to life through augmented reality.

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A very beautiful and rich exhibition! Lots of emotions too… Thanks to everyone. January 25, 2024

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Super interesting guide. Teacher in Moudon - January 24, 2024

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Incredible museography, beautiful staging! January 24th 2024

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Exceptional place, Geneva. With Love. January 27, 2024

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Magnificent exhibition on Rembrandt. As for the museum, it's beautifully diverse and aesthetically pleasing. January 31, 2024

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Beautiful exhibition on Rembrandt. Nice to rediscover the history of the Reformation as seen a few years ago. Bonne continuation au Musée. Biel - January 30, 2024

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Thank you very much for this beautiful exhibition. I wish there is an English version of the book of Rembrandt. A great experience to see Rembrandt works. Live long and prosper. February 1, 2024

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Admiring Rembrandt's works is like telling the Scriptures with your imagination. Thank you, Rembrandt! February 2nd 2024

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Thank you for the warm welcome, the permanent collection and the Rembrandt engravings. An exceptional moment. February 4, 2024

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Magnificent, magnificent, magnificent! Rembrandt is a genius of drawing. The exhibition is remarkable and thank you for the welcome and for the "printer". Bravo. February 6, 2024

The Treasures of MIR

trésors du MIR : The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
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The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

A central painting in the history of Protestantism. Founding work fo...

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trésors du MIR : History of the heresy of the iconoclasts
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History of the heresy of the iconoclasts

Scene of iconoclasm taking place in front of a church. The men in the ...

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trésors du MIR : Adam names the animals
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Adam names the animals

Here is an illustration taken from a splendid work that the MIR has ...

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trésors du MIR : Indulgence of Pope Leo XII
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Indulgence of Pope Leo XII

According to Catholic doctrine, the acquisition of an indulgence, a ...

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trésors du MIR : Geneva Bible
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Geneva Bible

The first Reformed Bible translated into English The history of this f...

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trésors du MIR : Writings of Martin Luther
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Writings of Martin Luther

The MIR has in its collection this interesting work, the first part o...

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trésors du MIR : The Temple of Paradise
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The Temple of Paradise

The painting from the Temple of Lyon called Paradise is one of the m...

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trésors du MIR : Geneva in the hand of God
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Geneva in the hand of God

In the last part of the “Icons”, Théodore de Bèze adds to the faces of...

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trésors du MIR : Luther in hell and Calvin in hell
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Luther in hell and Calvin in hell

Two exceptional paintings by Heemskerck The two paintings depict Luthe...

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trésors du MIR : Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach
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Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach

The effigies of Luther painted by Lucas Cranach le Vieux, who was his ...

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