Geneva’s Musée d’ethnographie launches eMEG

In October 2014 Geneva’s Musée d’ethnographie re-opened after a 5-year renovation (info). This new start was accompanied by the launch of eMEG, a digital platform to explore their permanent and temporary exhibitions, from home or on your phone or tablet while visiting the museum. You can browse through each display case and learn more about the exhibited objects in detail, check it out for yourself here.

eMEG Geneva Museum Grébert Gabon

 

The whole website is nicely designed and very user-friendly. A great plus is the presence of multiple views of the presented objects, such as the back of the sachihongo mask below.

 

Sashihongo mask Zambia Genève

 

A nice discovery was this field-photo featuring the king of Babanki Tungo around 1930 next to a house post by the previously discussed sculptor-king Phonchu Aseh.

 

The king of Babanki Tungo (Der Häuptling von Babanki Tungo). Photographer unknown, circa 1930. Image courtesy of the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, VIIIA 1104.

The king of Babanki Tungo (Der Häuptling von Babanki Tungo). Photographer unknown, circa 1930. Image courtesy of the Ethnologisches Museum, Berlin, VIIIA 1104.

ps the objects from the MEG’s collection that are not on display can be explored here (unlike eMEG only in French).