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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 scripture chopping machine
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The scripture chopping machine

A caricature by Wolfgang-Adam Töpffer In this caricature, Töpff...

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trésors du MIR : Portrait of Charles IX
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Portrait of Charles IX

Here is a delightful little painting, created in the 19th century ba...

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trésors du MIR : Works of Pierre de Ronsard
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Works of Pierre de Ronsard

Here is a copy of an extremely rare edition in four volumes of the wor...

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trésors du MIR : Table of major world religions
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Table of major world religions

This engraving is the work of Bernard Picart (1673-1733), a famous eng...

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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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trésors du MIR : Report from Jean Calvin to the authorities on the suicide of Jean Vachat
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Report from Jean Calvin to the authorities on the suicide of Jean Vachat

Here is a document in the handwriting of John Calvin, dated January 23...

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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 : Piece signed Henri III of France to Nicolas de Harlay
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Piece signed Henri III of France to Nicolas de Harlay

The MIR has, in its collection, this exceptional letter signed by King...

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trésors du MIR : The fatal joust of Henry II
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The fatal joust of Henry II

Here, among the jewels of the MIR, is this engraving which represent...

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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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