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Exhibitions
Migration
Moving the World

May 19, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Migration
Big
Things Interpretations Dimensions

Permanent Exhibition

Big
StrawGold
Cultural transformations
rendered visible

Permanent Exhibition

StrawGold
The Carnival of Basel

Permanent Exhibition

The Carnival of Basel
Special Events

Grasping
anthropology

Grasping anthropology
Basel Puppet Theatre Festival
«Animachina»

September 21 - September 24, 2017

Basel Puppet Theatre Festival
Preview
Sun, Moon and Stars

August 18, 2017 - January 20, 2019

Sun, Moon and Stars
The Star of Bethlehem

November 17, 2017 -
January 7, 2018

The Star of Bethlehem
 
Contact
Museum der Kulturen Basel
Münsterplatz 20, Postfach, 4001 Basel
T +41 61 266 56 00, Email
Tue to Sun: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Mon: closed
Every first Wed of the month:
10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

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Opening
Sun, Moon and Stars

Opening

Sun, Moon and Stars

August 17, 2017

Opening
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Sun, Moon and Stars
Sun, Moon and Stars
August 17, 2017, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

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Picnic concerts
MENDELSSOHN OCTET

Picnic concerts

MENDELSSOHN OCTET

August 20, 2017

Picnic concerts
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MENDELSSOHN OCTET
MENDELSSOHN OCTET
August 20, 2017, 11.00 - 12.00 a.m.

The octet Es-Dur op. 20 is one of the most significant early works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and evidence of his fascination for Goethe: for the scherzo the sixteen-year-old composer relied on verses from the Walpurgis Night from Faust I.

The octet is performed by members of the Basel Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Soyoung Yoon

Entrance free

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Guided tour
SUN, MOON AND STARS

Guided tour

SUN, MOON AND STARS

August 20, 2017

Guided tour
X
SUN, MOON AND STARS
SUN, MOON AND STARS
August 20, 2017, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

What are stars: gods or celestial bodies? Omens or phenomena? Across the ages peoples have cultivated their own ideas about the sun, the moon and the stars, as a statue of the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh, amulets from Europe, and the example of a pocket sundial go to show. The guided tour explores how heavenly bodies were viewed, represented and interpreted across cultures with the help of a fascinating array of artefacts, ranging from everyday items to powerful ritual objects.

With Alexander Brust
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

August 24, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
SECOND HOME BASEL
August 24, 2017, 05.00 - 06.30 p.m.

Without migration Basel would possess fewer town mansions, no Roche Tower, and Lesser Basel would probably look quite different. Over the centuries, people from across the world and from all professions have found a second home in Basel and have helped to make the city what it is. Discover their traces on this historical tour of the city and get to hear some of their stories and histories.

With Nadja Siebentritt
> in german

CHF 16.--/11.--
Info and booking at least 2 days in advance, info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or 061 266 56 00

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Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

August 27, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?” – MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
August 27, 2017, 02.00 - 03.30 p.m.

Get to know Basel from the perspective of migrants and refugees. Which spots and routes in town are important to them? What are their opportunities, where are the limits of their lifeworlds? In a 90-minute tour of the city migrants show us their Basel and tell of their arrival, search and hopes.

With Davide Maniscalco
> in german

CHF 16.--/11.--
Info and booking at least 2 days in advance, info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or 061 266 56 00

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Guided tour
Migration

Guided tour

Migration

August 27, 2017

Guided tour
X
Migration
Migration
August 27, 2017, 11.00 - 12.00 a.m.

The world is on the move: people migrate for many different reasons and along different routes. We showcase migration as a global phenomenon that has always existed – be it in the form of labour migration, due to political persecution or in search of religious freedom.

With Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
SUN, MOON AND STARS

Guided tour

SUN, MOON AND STARS

September 3, 2017

Guided tour
X
SUN, MOON AND STARS
SUN, MOON AND STARS
September 3, 2017, 11.00 - 12.00 a.m.

What are stars: gods or celestial bodies? Omens or phenomena? Across the ages peoples have cultivated their own ideas about the sun, the moon and the stars, as a statue of the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh, amulets from Europe, and the example of a pocket sundial go to show. The guided tour explores how heavenly bodies were viewed, represented and interpreted across cultures with the help of a fascinating array of artefacts, ranging from everyday items to powerful ritual objects.

With Alexander Brust
> in german

Entrance free

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Guided tour
SUN, MOON AND STARS

Guided tour

SUN, MOON AND STARS

September 3, 2017

Guided tour
X
SUN, MOON AND STARS
SUN, MOON AND STARS
September 3, 2017, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

What are stars: gods or celestial bodies? Omens or phenomena? Across the ages peoples have cultivated their own ideas about the sun, the moon and the stars, as a statue of the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh, amulets from Europe, and the example of a pocket sundial go to show. The guided tour explores how heavenly bodies were viewed, represented and interpreted across cultures with the help of a fascinating array of artefacts, ranging from everyday items to powerful ritual objects.

With Lua Leirner
> in spoken and sign language
> in german

Entrance free

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Open workshop for kids
Wild Bunch

Open workshop for kids

Wild Bunch

September 3, 2017

Open workshop for kids
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Wild Bunch
Wild Bunch

September 3, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

In today’s workshop we create a bunch of wild, shaggy guys: figures made of cardboard, straw and reeds. Having them perform in a shadow play makes them look even wilder.

With Regina Mathez
> in german
> for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.--

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Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLIGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLIGY

September 6, 2017

Lecture
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLIGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLIGY
Reaching for the stars
September 6, 2017, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have looked to the skies: in hope and awe, for the purpose of observation and calculation, or in an attempt to capture the essence of the heavens in words and images. How do different cultures see and utilize the heavenly bodies? Where do we find them in art, politics and daily life. The tour through Sun, Moon and Stars reveals our ambiguous relationship with the stars above.

With Alexander Brust, curator of the exhibition Sun, Moon and Stars, Andrea Sala and Xenia Jehli
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to: Grasping Anthropology

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Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

September 7, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?” – MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
September 7, 2017, 05.00 - 06.30 p.m.

Get to know Basel from the perspective of migrants and refugees. Which spots and routes in town are important to them? What are their opportunities, where are the limits of their lifeworlds? In a 90-minute tour of the city migrants show us their Basel and tell of their arrival, search and hopes.

With Rstam Aloush
> in german

CHF 16.--/11.--
Info and booking at least 2 days in advance, info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or 061 266 56 00

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Family tandem through the museum
SUN, MOON AND STARS

Family tandem through the museum

SUN, MOON AND STARS

September 10, 2017

Family tandem through the museum
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SUN, MOON AND STARS
SUN, MOON AND STARS
September 10, 2017, 10.45 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Children and adults set off on separate guided tours through the exhibition. While the adults spend longer in the exhibition, the children visit a workshop where they make things that reflect themes of the exhibition, in this case Sun, Moon and Stars.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

Material CHF 5

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Family tandem through the museum
SUN, MOON AND STARS

Family tandem through the museum

SUN, MOON AND STARS

September 10, 2017

Family tandem through the museum
X
SUN, MOON AND STARS
SUN, MOON AND STARS
September 10, 2017, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Children and adults set off on separate guided tours through the exhibition. While the adults spend longer in the exhibition, the children visit a workshop where they make things that reflect themes of the exhibition, in this case Sun, Moon and Stars.

With Margrit Gontha
> in german

Entrance fee

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Workshop for aduls
Pleated gold

Workshop for aduls

Pleated gold

September 16, 2017

Workshop for aduls
X
Pleated gold
Pleated gold
September 16, 2017, 11.00 a. m - 4.00 p. m.

Straw plaiting is an old craft known to many cultures in which braids of straw are interwoven to create anything from simple everyday items to exquisite decorations. In the workshop you get the chance to create your own plaited motifs and delicate straw ornaments which you then arrange to form a unique composite picture. For inspiration we rely on objects from the exhibition StrawGold and the museum’s collections.

Please book until Mon 11.9.2017 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32
Costs: 110 CHF

With Ottilia Lehmann and Regina Mathez
> in german

Please bring along an embroidery scissors, a tea towel and a snack for yourself.

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Picnic concerts
LORD OF THE RINGS

Picnic concerts

LORD OF THE RINGS

September 17, 2017

Picnic concerts
X
LORD OF THE RINGS
LORD OF THE RINGS
September 17, 2017, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

In the film trilogy Lord of the Rings, the power of the ring is effectively carried by Howard Shore’s magisterial score for which he was awarded an Oscar.

Members of the Basel Symphony Orchestra play the Lord of the Rings Symphony and other works, arranged and conducted by Johan de Meij.

Free admission

In case of bad weather the concerts will be held in the Hedi Keller Hall

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Guided tour
Times of Waste

Guided tour

Times of Waste

September 17, 2017

Guided tour
X
Times of Waste
Times of Waste
September 17, 2017, 3.00 p. m - 4.00 p. m.

You, as owner, are only an intermediate stop on your smartphone’s itinerary: when you purchase it, it already looks back on a long journey, and when you discard it, its trip continues … hidden paths, obscure materials, strange relationships – in anthropological terms the smartphone is an intriguing item, in social terms a controversial object. The guided tour takes you through matters such as the stations of a smartphone’s life history and what remains of it after recycling, and discusses our relationship with this modern idol.

With Flavia Caviezel
> in german
> Entrance fee

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Guided city tour
SECOND HOME BASEL

Guided city tour

SECOND HOME BASEL

September 21, 2017

Guided city tour
X
SECOND HOME BASEL
SECOND HOME BASEL
September 21, 2017, 5.00 p. m - 6.30 p. m.

Without migration Basel would possess fewer town mansions, no Roche Tower, and Lesser Basel would probably look quite different. Over the centuries, people from across the world and from all professions have found a second home in Basel and have helped to make the city what it is. Discover their traces on this historical tour of the city and get to hear some of their stories and histories.

With Antonio Russo
> in german

CHF 16.--/11.--
Info and booking at least 2 days in advance, info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or 061 266 56 00

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Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

September 24, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?” – MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
September 24, 2017, 02.00 - 03.30 p.m.

Get to know Basel from the perspective of migrants and refugees. Which spots and routes in town are important to them? What are their opportunities, where are the limits of their lifeworlds? In a 90-minute tour of the city migrants show us their Basel and tell of their arrival, search and hopes.

With Banafsheh Dodangeh
> in german

CHF 16.--/11.--
Info and booking at least 2 days in advance, info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or 061 266 56 00

> Kalendereintrag
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Guided tour
MIGRATION

Guided tour

MIGRATION

September 24, 2017

Guided tour
X
MIGRATION
MIGRATION
September 24, 2017, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The world is on the move: people migrate for many different reasons and along different routes. We showcase migration as a global phenomenon that has always existed – be it in the form of labour migration, due to political persecution or in search of religious freedom.

With Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
The Star of Bethlehem

Opening

The Star of Bethlehem

November 16, 2017

Opening
X
The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem
November 16, 2017, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

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