Things to do: visit the Baur foundation – Museum of Far Eastern Art in Geneva

Alfred Baur (1865-1951) was a Swiss businessman who spent a lot of time in Asia, and took the opportunity to collect Chinese and Japanese art. What makes his collection remarkable is first of all his impeccable good taste: he always chose quality over quantity, and the refined over the gaudy. Moreover, a few years before his death he bought a house in Geneva to display his collection, and he created a foundation to run a museum. The result is one of the best small museums in Europe: the Baur foundation, a museum of Far Eastern Art in Geneva.

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