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© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger
© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger
© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger
© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger

The Fondation Martin Bodmer

  • Cologny, Switzerland
  • Museum
The Fondation Martin Bodmer Cologny
Tuesday to Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
+41 227074436
© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger
Tickets: Adults 15chf, concessions 10chf, children under 18 go free

The Fondation Martin Bodmer is a private Swiss organisation that houses a collection of rare books and manuscripts covering literature, religion, history and science from all major civilisations since the dawn of writing. It is named after Martin Bodmer, the Swiss bibliophile and collector who bequeathed his important collection of 150,000 items from 80 different cultures to the foundation upon his death. Among the collection are first folios of plays by Shakespeare and Molière, first editions of the Gutenberg Bible and several rare copies of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

© Fondation Martin Bodmer, Naomi Wenger

The complete collection is housed in the library, while selected texts are displayed in the museum. The foundation is involved in craftsmanship through its expertise in conservation and restoration. This work, which began in the 1980s with the conservation of papyri, drawings and books, extends to the construction of conservation cases for manuscript collections, incunabula and other objects mounted for display in the foundation's museum.

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