MUSÉE ARIANA or THE ARIANA MUSEUM, Geneva is profoundly known for its collection of ceramics and glass. The museum houses over 27,000 artefacts. Artefacts collected and vaulted in the museum are from Switzerland, Europe and East. There’s also a debate on what history does the artefacts recites; though it is vastly believed that the history stored in the Musée suisse de la céramique et du verre (Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass) is of 12 centuries of mankind. The Ariana Museum is also considered to be one of the most significant museums of Europe.

Situated in a park on the banks of Lake Geneva this Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass was opened to public in the late 19th century. The museum showcases the artwork of various ages and cultures in;

  • Pottery
  • Stoneware
  • Earthenware
  • Porcelain
  • China
The Ariana Museum, Geneva 1 EBJ Chronicles

A brief history: The Ariana Museum

The museum was built in between 1877-1884 as to vault the personal collection of Gustave Revilliod. Gustave Revilliod was a Swiss art collector and a patron. He built this museum for his personal collection of ceramic & glass artefacts and named it after her mother, Ariane de la Rive. Later the museum was bequeathed by him to the city of Geneva.

MUSÉE ARIANA has been a member of Geneva’s association of art and history museums, Les Musées d’art et d’histoire Geneve, led by the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire since 1934. Since then, just to keep the museum solely for the collection of ceramics and glass, various artefacts has been exchanged from other museums.

The structure of the museum is inspired by the Neo-Classical and Neo-Baroque elements.

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61 Comments

  1. Visiting your posts regularly has made me fall in love with architecture and history. I am influenced to include destinations like these when I travel because of your blog.

  2. Serene Xi says:

    I had no idea the museum was built in between 1877-1884. That’s so long ago! What wonderful history.

  3. Synthia says:

    I have been to Geneva, and saw this monument too but from outside and moved on. If I would have known these significance of it back then, I would have explored the museum for sure.

  4. Great article you wrote which mentions the history of this museum. Which has old things to see in this museum and it has a collection of swiss Gustave Revilliod.

  5. Rupert Hart says:

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  6. Lavern Moore says:

    I would love to visit the Ariana museum in Geneva. From your pictures and your commentary I get a feel that this would be a very exciting museum to visit.

  7. Fatima says:

    The information that you have provided is very new to me. I have passion to visit these kind of places and discover the history.

  8. Agnes says:

    I find this post very interesting and informative, going to places that interests you can make you learn so much. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  9. Sakshi Agarwal says:

    I wonder if there’s any part of history about this museum that is not covered in this article. Nice!

  10. Liam Gustav says:

    All those years, being a Swiss native, and didn’t knew the significance of this building.

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  12. Francois says:

    I feel like I have visited the place after reading such an elaborated post on the museum.

  13. June says:

    I like the places covered in this website, and how well they are covered. Gonna be my regular site to visit for travel related articles.

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