Opening hours of Espace Ella Maillart (permanent exhibition) in Chandolin
On account of the current pandemic, the exhibition at Espace Ella Maillart is closed until 30 November 2020, and beyond this date if necessary.
Please contact the Chandolin Tourist Office in case of questions:
Tel. +41 (0)27 476 17 15
Annual meeting of the Friends of Ella Maillart
Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year’s General Assembly of the Association Les amis d’Ella Maillart will not take place as planned.
Chemin Ella-Maillart in Geneva
In response to a request submitted by the Association of the Friends of Ella Maillart, the Genevan authorities announced in October 2016 that a new street in the Allières area of Eaux-Vives will be named after Ella Maillart. Its inauguration is foreseen for 2023.
Ella Maillart Hall at Municipal Museum of Karakol
Thanks to an initiative taken by Bernard Repond and Ishen Obolbekov of the Swiss association Pamir's Bridges, a new wing of some 100 m2 has been added to the municipal museum of the city of Karakol, near the eastern tip of Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. This new space, inaugurated on 10 September 2016 now houses a permanent exhibition of 112 photographs taken by Ella Maillart during her trek in the Celestial Mountains (Tien Shan) in 1932. Much of the construction costs were covered by the Karakol authorities but given the considerable cultural interest of this project to the region, it was has also sponsored by the Swiss Embassy to Kyrgyzstan, the State and Canton of Geneva, the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne and the Association The Friends of Ella Maillart.
Ecole de Culture générale Ella-Maillart (ECG-EM)
The school is located in downtown Geneva, at rue d’Italie 5, in what used to be the premises of Collège de Candolle. Despite the current coronavirus crisis, all third-year students were able to submit their school-leaving dissertations. Two Ella-Maillart-Prizes were awarded for 2019-2020: Clara Trabosco’s received the Prize for the best composition, entitled La mémorisation des ap-prentissages - L’école secondaire aide-t-elle les élèves à mémoriser leurs apprentissages? The Prize for the most original composition was awarded to Salomé Brawand for La création d’une bande dessinée sur Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide.