Upcoming Events Celebrate History of ICRC
If you are in Geneva, do not miss out on these upcoming events commemorating the history of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
A temporary exhibition designed to tell the history of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be inaugurated at Musée Rath in Geneva on 30 April 2014.
Organised in partnership with Musées d’art et d’histoire de Genève, the ICRC and the Mémorial de Caen, “Humanizing War” provides an opportunity to learn about the ICRC and the historical events that led to its establishment in 1863.
The event also commemorates the adoption of the original Geneva Convention, which was signed 150 years ago on the occasion of the Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field.
Another exhibition curated by the ICRC – this time in partnership with Mamco, Geneva’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – kicks off on 7 May at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
Exhibiting a diverse collection of works including paintings, etchings and installations, “All Too Human” explores the suffering inflicted by human beings on other human beings. From Otto Dix and Pablo Picasso to Louise Burgeois and Magdalena Abakanowicz, the exhibition brings together modern and contemporary artworks inspired by episodes of personal and collective suffering.
Last but not least, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum will hold a cycle of free guided tours throughout May, including one in the French Sign Language on 3 May.
Vistors will have the opportunity to walk through “The Humanitarian Adventure” interactive exhibition and discover the most pressing challenges facing humanitarian action.
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