Martin Bodmer Foundation

On 26 February 1971, one month before he died, Martin Bodmer bequeathed his library in Cologny to a private Foundation. It contains more than 150,000 items. On 21 November 2003, the Foundation’s new Museum was inaugurated. The permanent exhibition shows the history of the written word, starting about 5 000 years ago in the Orient. The museum gives a chronological overview from the Greek and Roman written legacy, the Bible and Christianity, Middles Ages and the Renaissance, the early modern period, the enlightenment, the nineteenth century and modern and contemporary times.

Museum: Martin Bodmer Foundation
City: Cologny
Country: Switzerland
Address: 19-21 Route Martin Bodmer
Website: http://www.fondationbodmer.ch