International Red Cross and Red Crescent
International Red Cross and Red Crescent

Support us

As a hub serving the local community, we seek to play an active role in a broad social, cultural and economic ecosystem.

By supporting our work, you will help to make the Museum a place of memory, creation and debate open to all. And in doing so, you will directly contribute to fostering a sense of community. Thank you!

Here are the various ways you can support us. And remember: all your donations are tax-deductible in Switzerland.

Were you inspired by your visit? Do you want to support a particular project? Or, like us, do you believe that museums can drive positive change in society?

If so, please consider donating to the Museum. Thank you!

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By becoming a Friend of the Museum, you will be playing your part in shaping the future of our institution and supporting our transformation into a hub that is open to all.

For Friends of the Museum, we offer an extensive programme of meetings and events at the intersection between art and humanitarian action.

We share our ideas and aspirations with you, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

As a Friend of the Museum, you will receive:

  • free admission to all our exhibitions, workshops and other events
  • a personal invitation to all our exhibition openings
  • free guided tours of our temporary exhibitions
  • discounts at the Museum store
  • an invitation to members-only activities and events

Various membership grades are available:

  • Individual member: CHF 100
  • Couple: CHF 150
  • Young member (up to 25 years): CHF 25
  • Supporting member: CHF 250
  • Donor: CHF 500
  • Sponsor: CHF 1,000
  • Life member: CHF 10,000

With the exception of life members, your membership fee covers one calendar year (1 January to 31 December).

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Museum but want more information? Please write to Peace Mury, Secretary of the Friends of the Museum, at:

A space for meaningful co-creation

Our approach is guided by our core purpose, which is to bring together different perspectives and give space to diverse voices for the benefit of all.

In keeping with this philosophy, each of our exhibitions, activities and events is a collaborative process involving the humanitarian, cultural and academic spheres.

By becoming a partner, your company or organization will be lending its weight to our vision of the Museum as a space for meaningful co-creation:

  • a place for collaborative reflection on our common humanity, in times of crisis and in everyday life
  • a coherent and purposeful ecosystem, open to all, with strong roots in the community it serves
  • a museum that works to raise the profile of the Fundamental Principles guiding the world’s largest humanitarian movement.

There are many different ways to become a partner of the Museum.

We are always willing to explore custom arrangements and work with you on a project that benefits both of our organizations.

To discuss your options, please get in touch with Julia Dao, Director of External Relations.

Institutional partners

We are proud to work with the following public and private institutions, to which we express our deepest gratitude for their ongoing dedication and support:

  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Canton of Geneva
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


Our new website, which went live in October 2022, would not have been possible without the generous support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the Canton of Geneva and Fondation Lombard Odier.

Founding partners

Over 300 donors and benefactors supported the construction of our Museum between 1985 and 1988.

To them, we remain eternally grateful for believing in the pioneering vision of our founder, Laurent Marti: creating a museum dedicated to documenting and raising the profile of humanitarian action.

Our valued founding partners include:

Rolex SA • Credit Suisse • Omega • The American Express Bank • Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani • Jacobs Suchard SA • Communes genevoises • Loterie Romande • Rydon SA & Minit International SA • Société de Banque Suisse • Nestlé • Vifor et Galenica Holding • Hoirie Jamil Mardam Bey • Union des Banques Suisses

Extension partners

We would also like to thank the many donors, sponsors and benefactors that contributed to the extension of the Museum and the creation of the permanent exhibition in 2013.

Fondation Hans Wilsdorf • Rolex SA • Charles and Nicolas Pictet • Ville de Genève • Credit Suisse Foundation • Artephila Stiftung • Association des communes genevoises • Ernst Goehner Stiftung • UBS SA • Mahmoud Shakarchi • Mirabaud & Cie • Firmenich Family • Michel Reybier Family • Pictet Group Foundation • Fondation Segré • Government of Norway • Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie • Gisèle de Marignac • Sandoz Family Foundation • Union Bancaire Privée SA • Commune de Cologny • Natsis Family • Piguet Galland & Cie SA • Association des Ami.e.s du Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge • SGS SA • Banque Vontobel SA • Red Cross Society of China • Luc Hafner • Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild SA • Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève • Fondation Gustave Ador • Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran