The exhibition “Geneva and Greece, Geneva and Greece: Friendship and Independence” was designed as a tribute to three men, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Charles Pictet de Rochemont and Jean-Gabriel Eynard. Their combined efforts allowed Switzerland and Greece to restructure and gain their independence.
This catalogue was first published in French by the Hardt Foundation in collaboration with the Museum of Art and History, for the 200 hundred years anniversary of the Greek Struggle for Independence (1821-2021).
The book brings together contributions from thirty authors, who are mainly of Greek and Swiss origin. It is divided into three parts. The first part addresses Kapodistrias’s support for the Swiss Confederation during the Congresses. The second focuses on reactions to the War of Independence in Switzerland, in particular in Geneva and the third on the creation of the Greek State. The catalogue is richly illustrated and includes articles and notes which focus on specific objects or themes. The book is in French.