International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Museum

About the museum



The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum asks a central question:

How does humanitarian action affect us all, here and now?

In order to reflect on this question with our visitors, we invite artists and cultural partners to examine the issues, values and current situation of humanitarian action.

We thus assert ourselves, in an open, agile and warm manner, as a place of memory, creation and debate.

We help bring attention to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and the city of Geneva by producing original artistic content and developing ambitious partnerships in Switzerland and throughout the world.

Further details are available in our annual reports:



Executive Management

Pascal Hufschmid, Executive Director
 

Administration and Finance Department

Jean-Luc Bovet, Director
Tiffany-Jane Madden, Assistant, Administration and Accounting
Françoise Baroffio, Assistant, Administration and Accounting ad interim
Jonas Chereau, Project manager
 

Collections and Exhibitions Department

Elisa Rusca, Director
Marie-Laure Berthier, Production Manager
Marco Domingues, Technician
Loane Monge, Scientific Collaborator
Emilie Thévenoz, Intern

 

External Relations Department

Anne-Outram Mott, Director
Cecilia Suarez, Manager, Communication and Digital Content
Pauline Fournier, Project Manager, Communication and Digital Content
 

Audience Development Department

Fabienne Mendoza, Manager, Visitor Experience
Peace Mury, Store Officer

Hélène Baechler, Welcome Officer
Camille Bovet, Welcome Officer
Marcela Cizmar, Welcome Officer
André Hamelin, Welcome Officer
Patrizia Hilbrown, Welcome Officer
Kristin Marks, Welcome Officer
Béchir Mhancar, Welcome Officer
Peace Mury, Welcome Officer
Susanne Staub, Welcome Officer

Barbara Angelini, Volunteer Guide
Ashling Barnes, Volunteer Guide
Patricia Bourceret, Volunteer Guide
Laura Buchs-Chavanne, Volunteer Guide
Emanuele Ceraso, Volunteer Guide
Maria Grazia Gisella Cicciu, Volunteer Guide
Maria Contreras Gutiérrez, Volunteer Guide
Cécile Crassier-Mokdad, Volunteer Guide
Noha El Sadawy, Volunteer Guide
Danica Gautier, Volunteer Guide
Nalini Gouri-Burci, Volunteer Guide
Odile Guillaud, Volunteer Guide
Catherine Hubert Girod, Volunteer Guide
Birgid Mallot, Volunteer Guide
Oriana Mazzola, Volunteer Guide
Gail Messenger, Volunteer Guide
Doris Riva, Volunteer Guide
Christine Ruchat, Volunteer Guide
Luz Maria Serrano Estrada, Volunteer Guide
Lisa Widmer, Volunteer Guide
Anita Zwerner, Volunteer Guide

We're proud to have received the following labels in recognition of our commitment to including sexual and gender minorities and to promoting career and employment opportunities.



We require all our employees to be fluent in French. So if you can read the job spec below (and you have the skills we're looking for), feel free to apply!

 

En quoi l’action humanitaire nous concerne-t-elle toutes et tous, ici et maintenant ?  

Pour y réfléchir avec nos publics, nous invitons artistes et partenaires culturels à s’interroger sur les enjeux, les valeurs et l’actualité de l’action humanitaire. Nous affirmons ainsi le Musée, de manière ouverte, agile et chaleureuse, comme un lieu de mémoire, de création et de débats. C’est par la production de contenus artistiques inédits et le développement de partenariats ambitieux, en Suisse et dans le monde, que nous participons au rayonnement du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge et de Genève, capitale mondiale de l’humanitaire. 

Afin de soutenir notre développement et de renforcer notre équipe, nous ouvrons trois nouveaux postes de travail. Si l'une des questions ci-dessous vous passionne et résonne avec votre expertise, nous serons heureux.ses de recevoir votre candidature. 

  

  • Comment développer les ressources propres du Musée tout en favorisant l’accès à la culture pour tous.tes ?  

Pour y répondre, nous recherchons un ou une  

Directeur.rice Développement des Publics - 80%  

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  • Comment favoriser la participation culturelle à un niveau local, régional et national ?  

Pour y répondre, nous recherchons un ou une 

Responsable de la Participation Culturelle - 80% 

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  • Comment mieux prendre soin des collections du Musée ?  

Pour y répondre, nous recherchons un ou une  

Responsable des Collections et Régie des Œuvres - 80% 

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Date limite de candidature : 30 novembre 2022

Entretiens
Première phase du 6 au 13 décembre 2022
Deuxième phase du 19 au 22 décembre 2022 
Troisième phase la semaine du 16 janvier 2023 

Date d’entrée en fonction : à convenir 

 

Nous respectons l’égalité des chances et nous engageons à favoriser un environnement inclusif et innovant. S’il y a des démarches que nous pouvons entreprendre pour vous aider à avoir une expérience d’entretien plus confortable et positive, n’hésitez pas à nous en faire part.  



Chair

Isabel Rochat
 

Representatives of the Swiss Confederation

Félix Baumann (Swiss Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva)
Philippe Kaeser
 

Representatives of the Canton of Geneva

Teresa Skibinska
Michaël Flaks
 

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Gilles Carbonnier
Robert Mardini
 

Representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Christopher Rassi
 

Individual Members

Sandrine Giroud
Loa Haagen Pictet
Catherine de Marignac
Luzius Sprüngli
Anne-Marie de Weck
 

Honorary Chair

Bernard Koechlin
 



Committee 2023–2024

To be confirmed
 

Committee 2021–2022

Jean-Noël Fermaud
Eugenia Pessina
Mahesha Rajapaksha Yapa
Cristina Valdes Argüelles
 

Committee 2021–2022

Anaïs Bayrou
Juliane Fegert
Laetitia Maradan
Claudio Pinto
Selin Yetim
 

In collaboration with the Career Centre of the University of Geneva.



Our story began in 1963 – the 100th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – when initial proposals were put forward to establish a Red Cross Museum in Geneva.

Twelve years later, in 1975, ICRC delegate Laurent Marti decided to act, inspired by his time in the field. He wrote to Jean Pictet, the ICRC’s Director-General, setting out his plans for a museum that would trace the major stages of humanitarian history before and after the creation of the Red Cross. His proposal was accepted.

In 1979, an architecture competition was launched to build the Museum close to the ICRC headquarters on the Colline de Pregny in Geneva. The winning design was submitted by Pierre Zoelly, Georges Haefeli and Michel Girardet. The Foundation for the International Red Cross Museum was established in 1981.

The Museum’s first stone was laid on 20 November 1985 at a special ceremony attended by Ursula Furgler, Raisa Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan.

The Museum opened its doors to the public on 29 October 1988. Its founder, Laurent Marti, served as its first director until 1994. He was succeeded by Didier Helg and Christine Müller.

Roger Mayou, appointed as director in 1998, went on to expand the Museum and oversaw a complete overhaul of the site, which reopened on 18 May 2013 after two years of work.

Pascal Hufschmid has served as director of the Museum since 2019.
 



The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian organization in the world. It is composed of three independent parts:

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies IFRC
  • 192 individual National Societies
     

It is guided by the Fundamental Principles and united by a central purpose: to help without discrimination those who suffer and thus contribute to peace in the world.
 

The seven Fundamental Principles are:

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary service
  • Unity
  • Universality