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Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, Geneva (now closed)

Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
Apr 15–
Jan 3
2016
Avenue de la Paix 17, Geneva, Switzerland

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is host to the exhibition Experiments with Truth : Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence, organized by The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas. We are delighted to present this amazing show in Geneva, city of the Human Rights.

Why Geneva ? Why the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum ?

** The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights & the United Nations Human Rights Council have their headquarters in Geneva.

** It all began in 1863 with Henry Dunant and the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The exhibition shows two paintings by Henry Dunant, a winner of the first-ever Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.

** In 1864, the First Geneva Convention marks the beginning of the International Humanitarian Law. This is the first International Treaty that sets the idea of defending Human Dignity.

** In its 2015 Greeting Card, the Museum quotes a sentence from Gandhi : “I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.” This sentence is more relevant than ever.