An Ocean Odyssey, the Adventure of Chinese Ceramics

Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller

19 February 2010 - 1 August 2010


This exhibition presents a selection of choice pieces from the collection of Chinese export ceramics of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller, displayed in a wider cultural context along with navigational instruments, engravings and old books, sculptures and models of boats lent by various Geneva museums. The trip ends with a reconstitution of the deck of a junk, laden with spices and jars, tin ingots and gongs salvaged from the ocean depths.

Around the exhibition

Public tours at 18.30 PM on the following Wednesdays:
March 10th and 24th, April 14th and 28th, May 19th, June 2nd, 16th and 30th

Conferences (upon inscription) at 18.30 PM at the Baur Foundation
Price: 10 CHF (free for the Friends of the Museum)

  • Thursday March 18th
    Monique Crick, Sur la route de Cathay, à la recherche des épices et des porcelaines
  • Thursday April 22nd
    Monique Crick, Nefs et galions portugais en Mer de Chine, le commerce de la porcelaine chinoise au XVIe siècle
  • Thursday May 27th
    Monique Crick, La Compagnie hollandaise des Indes et les porcelaines « kraak », de la fin du XVIe siècle à la première moitié du XVIIe siècle