On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Greece, signed on March 25, 1821, the Museum of Art and History of Geneva (Musée d’art et d’histoire, MAH) together with the Hardt Foundation for the Study of Classical Antiquity and the Philhellenism Museum, honor the friendship of Greece and Geneva from the 19th century with the exhibitions ‘Geneva and Greece. A Friendship serving Independence’ and ‘A Taste for Antiquity. Anna et Jean-Gabriel Eynard’, October 2021 – January 2022.
The exhibitions highlight the decisive role of Ioannis Kapodistrias, and his close Swiss friends and ardent Philhellenes, Charles Pictet de Rochemont and Jean-Gabriel Eynard, in Geneva’s integration into the Swiss Confederation and in the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman yoke. The exhibitions present the support offered by Jean-Gabriel Eynard to the Greek war of independence and the relationship of the Eynard family with Greek antiquity.
The full program of the two exhibitions follows: