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Collections and main topics

Publications, documents and images are serially classified by theme.

 The Document Centre’s collections comprise books, reviews, manuscripts, documentary records and a substantial iconographic collection. This is made up of more than 500 posters, 18 000 postcards, old and modern photographs, 1000 boat plans (in particular Henri Copponex’s work on pleasure craft on Lake Geneva) and some 60 maps.

The collection has been classified in accordance with the topics developed in the Museum.
 

Classification

 

100
Navigation(technical aspects, know-how, sailing clubs, river, lake and maritime navigation, vessels, wrecks and models)
200
Sports (swimming, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, kite-surfing, miscellaneous)
300
Fishing (amateur, professional, equipment, techniques, nutrition)
400
Sciences (ecology, hydrology, limnology, geology, geography, meteorology, aquaculture, biology, botany, ornithology, ichthyology, malacology, conchology, crustaceology, micro-fauna, entomology, herpetology, miscellaneous)
500
Regional history (regional history, tourism, balneology, transport)
600
Literature and the arts (literature of Lake Geneva, engraving, photography, painting, sculpture, town-planning and architecture, applied arts and archaeology)
800
Industry (Lake Geneva, Swiss industry and industry in other countries)

These collections are inventoried using the Mobytext database, which can be accessed in the Documentation Centre.