Museum of the Reformation

Paul Doolan visits a new museum in Geneva that presents the history of Reformed Christianity and Calvinism as a key and positive factor in European history.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Geneva’s new International Museum of the Reformation is that it has taken so long: in 1959, on the 400th anniversary of the publication of Calvin’s Institutes, the idea was first floated that a museum should be founded in Geneva, the Rome of Protestantism. In April the museum finally opened its doors, with an impressive array of objects relating to Calvin and the Reformation in Geneva and its expansion throughout the world.

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