Visite commentée «Mémoires. Genève dans le monde colonial »

In what way is the Ethnography Museum (MEG) a player in the colonial context in Geneva and Switzerland? What do its collections have to say about it?
On this tour, historian Fabio Rossinelli, who helped develop the historical content of the exhibition, and exhibition curator Floriane Morin will shed some light on MEG’s colonial history.
Together with these two specialists, you will discover the thematic and historical background to the exhibition, which retraces with objects a global history of colonisation through the prism of Geneva, and more generally Switzerland. Along the way, various voices and events bear witness to past and present resistance to colonialism.

Guest speakers:
- Floriane Morin (curator of the exhibition and Head of the Africa collections at MEG)
- Fabio Rossinelli (historian and scientific expert for the historical content of the exhibition)

Biographies:

  • Fabio Rossinelli: Historian Fabio Rossinelli completed his doctoral thesis in 2020 at the University of Lausanne, where he works as a researcher and teacher of Swiss colonial history. He also works in the geography department at the University of Geneva. Rossinelli is the author of Géographie et impérialisme. De la Suisse au Congo entre exploration géographique et conquête coloniale, published in 2022 by Editions Alphil, and co-editor of the collective work De la Conférence géographique de Bruxelles à l’État indépendant du Congo, 1876-1908, which will be published in 2026 to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of European colonisation of the Congo. He also contributed to the preparation of the exhibition Geneva in the Colonial World exhibition at MEG.
  • Floriane Morin: Floriane Morin is the curator of MEG’s Africa collections and the curator of the exhibition Geneva in the Colonial World.

MEG - Ethnographic Museum of Geneva


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Free/open entry

Sunday 1st of septembre from 4pm to 5pm

Length 60'

MEG - Ethnographic Museum of Geneva


Locations & access

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Free/open entry

Sunday 1st of septembre from 4pm to 5pm

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