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Museum of Art and History (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire)

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Museum of Art and History (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire)

With its over a million strong collection, the Museum of Art and History - the largest museum in Geneva - can be described as a real catalogue of Western culture. The permanent display comprises three large sections: the Archaeology Wing houses exhibits from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Etruscan culture and Ancient Rome; the Fine Arts Wing presents a selection of paintings dating from Renaissance to the early 1900s, representing Italian, Flemish, Dutch, French and Schwabian old masters, the 18th-19th centuries' Geneva school of painting, as well as an outstanding sculpture collection, including works by Houdon, Rodin, Arp, Giacometti et al. Last but not least, the Applied Arts Wing is home to a display of utilitarian and art objects from different eras: furniture, textiles, armour and weapons. One of the exhibits is definitely worth a special mention: it is The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, a 15th-century altar piece by Konrad Witz, and the original stained glass panels from the Cathedral of St Peter.

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