L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
September 2019


From 5 October 2019 to 1 March 2020, the Bodmer Foundation presents the War and Peace exhibition, organized in partnership with the UNOG and the ICRC. Trough the rare items from the patrimonies of the Bodmer Foundation and the partner institutions, the exhibition aims to inform visitors on the everlasting dialogue between man’s warlike nature and his deep desire for peace. 135 pieces have been selected, amongst them key documents from the ICRC and the League of Nations on their position concerning pivotal events in history, the original edition of Henry Dunant’s A Memory of Solferino and Une Pensée autographe (handwritten reflections) as well as manuscript pages from Leo Tolstoy’s novel War and Peace, presented for the first time in Geneva. The image above is called "Heaven city". The Chinese artist Yang Yongliang is the author.