Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion


We are organizing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.,

still at 6 Visconti Street 75006, our 47th party. It will be dedicated to Master Emmanuel Pierrat who will comment his book

Should works be returned to Africa?

This evening, scheduled for March 19 had to be cancelled when the confinement was set up.
Maître Pierrat will dedicate his book from 5 p.m. and at the end of the conference.


Free admission

AC2020Click to enlargeROOF OF THE WORLD NIGHTS OF JULY 2020

To close this season we organize the Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 6 pm,

always at 6 Visconti Street 7506, our 46th party. It will be dedicated to the articles written by Adrien Viel and François Pannier and published in the new :

of the Barber Mueller Museum in Geneva

Buddhist rituals and Persian influences expressed in two masks from the Barbier- Mueller collection by François Pannier

Preliminary note on the Chepang of Nepal and their territory by Adrien Viel.


Free admission. 2

logo vistonsThe reopening of the galleries

The reopening of the galleries in Via Visconti will take place through two neighbourhood initiatives:


These events will begin on Thursday, June 11, 2020 until 9:00 p.m. and will end on Sunday, June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As part of the Toit du Monde / A.R.C.H. evenings and in parallel to these events, we will screen the documentary LES CHAMPIGNONS SACRES dedicated to Professor Roger Heim on June 11th at 6 pm.,

We hope to see many of you at these post-confinement reopening events.



End of March 2020. In a village in Nepal, affected like the rest of the country - and the world - by containment, news of the virus spreads. Some villagers decide to advance the rite to Sansari, goddess of epidemics, adapting it to the circumstances of the moment. Relationship with politics, relationship with nature, the place of the stranger, respect for tradition and adaptation to change, human and divine responsibility, rumour and learned discourse... As elsewhere, they look for what to think and what to do, and cobble together uncertain answers. This is an opportunity to discover other reflections on the current crisis linked to the virus, a shifted viewpoint, which nevertheless strangely echoes what is said and done in other parts of the world that the current epidemic has helped to make ever more global.

Documentary film by Grégoire Schlemmer, ethnologist, research fellow at the IRD, member of the Urmis.

Emmanuel PierratClick to enlargeEvenings on the Roof of the World
Juin 2020

Our next Roof of the World party will take place on,

jeudi 11 juin 2020 à 18 h 00, always at 6 rue Visconti.

We will screen a film on Professor Roger Heim presenting "Les champignons sacrés",
a documentary presented by Jean Thevenot at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in relation to the work of Robert Gordon Wasson on the Indian Soma.

Evening on reservation (Reservation) ; ARCH members having priority.

Free admission

interview Brigitte SteinmannClick to enlargeInterview of Brigitte Steinmann

Find below the interview of Brigitte Steinmann, honorary member of the association, conducted by Srizu Bajracharya for the Kathmandu Post.

‘Studying culture helps to understand the aesthetic feeling of a society’


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