A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM CELEBRATES
by Vivian Holding
Geneva is about to celebrate several anniversaries this year – the Conservatory of the Botanical Garden celebrates its 200th year, the Reformation Wall its 100th, the Natural History Museum its 50th, the Barbier-Mueller Museum its 40th and the Geneva Photography Centre its 10th.
For the past five years the Ville de Genève’s Department of Culture and Sport has, for one night a year, opened its museums and gardens until midnight. This year the event takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017 and continues on Sunday 21st (International Museum Day). The event covers 31 locations and offers around 240 different activities, so there is a lot to see and do – good job you have two days to cover everything on offer! On Saturday, a shuttle bus runs between the venues to help you get around more easily (see link below for programme and shuttle bus details).
Here are my top five suggestions for the weekend.
The Museum of Art and History is hosting a speed dating session, in the spirit of its regular Afterwork parties. The theme this year is Alice in Wonderland, so prepare to be transported into the crazy world of Lewis Carroll and the characters he created, such as the Queen of Hearts (“off with his head”), the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. With DJ Riddler, a surreal visit to the regional Archaeology room, the chance to balance on a slackline with Slackline Genève, live music from the Institute Jaques-Dalcroze and drinks in the courtyard – whilst playing a game of croquet, of course – it promises to be a fun-filled night.