The new Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG) in Switzerland is opening at the end of this month. The old cramped museum closed its doors in September 2010. The new building (shown above), designed by architects Graber Pulver, will be inaugurated on October 31, 2014. About a thousand objects from the MEG’s permanent collection will be shown in seven main sections: a historical introduction, a separate section for each continent, and one devoted to ethnomusicology. The Autumn edition of Tribal Art Magazine features an interesting overview of the museum’s holdings by Boris Wastiau, the museum’s director (no. 73, pp. 76-85). You can read about all planned festivities here. My favorite Syrian wedding singer, Omar Souleyman, will be performing too.
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