Fellowship Museum der Kulturen BaselResearch is an important field of work for the museum as an institution. With the “Fellowship MKB” we have created a framework within which internal and external scientists can pursue research in and with our collections – concerning their histories, practices of collecting, interpretations and re-interpretations of parts of the collection, provenances and other aspects.
The creation of the “Fellowship MKB” resulted from the bequest of Georges and Mirjam Kinzel through which the revenue from the ’Georges and Mirjam Kinzel-Fund‘ was to be used to finance the purchases of objects and to support research. The first outputs have already been included in exhibitions and publications. The article “Das Basler Museum für Völkerkunde. Grundzüge einer Sammlungsgeschichte zwischen 1914 und 1945” by Lukas Cladders continues the series of publications; others will follow.