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Exhibitions
Big
Things Interpretations Dimensions

Starting July 1, 2016

Big
Staying in Line
Single objects in series

April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2017

Staying in Line
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Collecting and showcasing Europe

November 20, 2015 - July 10, 2016

Tallies, Pots and Costumes
StrawGold
Cultural transformations
rendered visible

Permanent Exhibition

StrawGold
The Carnival of Basel

Permanent Exhibition

The Carnival of Basel
Special Events
PICNIC CONCERTS
"Saitensprünge"

August 21, 2016, 11.00 - 12.00

PICNIC CONCERTS

Cooking Culture!

Cooking Culture!
Grasping
anthropology

Grasping anthropology
Preview
In the land of plenty
Graduation Exhibition of the HyperWerk Institute

17 – 25 Septemer 2016

In the land of plenty
Striking patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design

October 21, 2016 -
march 26, 2017

Striking patterns
From Cinnamon to star
Haevenly fragrances from all corners of the world

November 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017

From Cinnamon to star
 
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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Guided tour
BIG

Guided tour

BIG

July 31, 2016

Guided tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
July 31, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour through the exhibition BIG tells you more about the cultural dimensions of size. Are men really taller than women? How is size defined and measured? What’s so impressive about big things?

With Réka Mascher
> in german

Entrance fee

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Discussion
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Discussion

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

August 3, 2016

Discussion
X
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
TURKEY RED AND BLUE JEANS
August 3, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

A textile restorer and a curator explore the intricacies of cloths, cuts and designs and ask: How are culture and textile techniques interwoven?

With Anne Rose Bringel, textile restorer MKB, and Tamara Posillipo, co-curator of the exhibition Tallies, Pots and Costumes
> in french and german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
Staying in Line

Guided tour

Staying in Line

August 7, 2016

Guided tour
X
Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
August 7, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

The guided tour explores the relationship between single pieces and series by way of example: does a series of Tibetan thangkas have to be complete? Was a Kwoma man allowed to own more than one ceremonial pot? And why is an Indonesian Tunjung guardian figure only effective as part of an assemblage?

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour in sign ans spoken language
Staying in Line

Guided tour in sign ans spoken language

Staying in Line

August 7, 2016

Guided tour in sign ans spoken language
X
Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
August 7, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4. p.m.

The guided tour explores the relationship between single pieces and series by way of example: does a series of Tibetan thangkas have to be complete? Was a Kwoma man allowed to own more than one ceremonial pot? And why is an Indonesian Tunjung guardian figure only effective as part of an assemblage?

Guided tour in sign and spoken language with Lua Leirner

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

August 7, 2016

Open workshop for kids
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Print your own design
August 7, 2016, 1.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

The textile designer Dominique Lanz got the inspiration for her cloth design from a mask. Like the designer we too make a stamp and use it to print our own design.

With Sarah Labhardt Hadinia
> in german
> for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
BIG

Guided tour

BIG

August 14, 2016

Guided tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
August 14, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour through the exhibition BIG tells you more about the cultural dimensions of size. Are men really taller than women? How is size defined and measured? What’s so impressive about big things?

With Margrit Gontha
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
«Saitensprünge»
«Saitensprünge»

August 21, 2016

X
«Saitensprünge»
«Saitensprünge»
Picnic Concerts
August 21, 2016, 11.00 - 12.00

The term serenade originally referred to an open-air concert. The Basel Symphony Orchestra is reviving this old tradition and staging a whole series of events in the form of the picnic concerts. So ready your picnic basket and enjoy a hearty brunch in the courtyard of the museum to the sound of classical music.

Musicians of the Basel Symphony Orchestra

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

August 21, 2016

Guided tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
August 21, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

How come a Bavarian dirndl is made of African cloths? Moreover, in what way are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. The exhibition StrawGold tells you more about these fascinating entanglements.

With Nadja Breger
> in german

Entrance fee

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> PDF
Last guided tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Last guided tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

August 28, 2016

Last guided tour
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Collecting and Showcasing Europe
August 28, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity as is reflected in the wide range of folk artefacts collected by the museum’s European Department since 1904. But who were the collectors, what motivated them, what were their goals? What do tallies, pots and costumes mean to us today? The guided tour offers a view of Europe from a new and different perspective.

With Dominik Wunderlin
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Cooking Culture!
Cooking Culture!

September 3, 2016

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Cooking Culture!
Cooking Culture!
September 3, 2016 – September 4, 2016

Cooking shows, food blogs, cookbooks and magazines are proliferating: cooking is hip and trendy. Right food, functional food, comfort food, love food – from vegan to omnivore – where do all these food styles come from, and where are they heading? The event deals with many interesting aspects of food and looks at them from a wider cultural perspective.

Experience food and drink at the crossroads between healthy diet and gluttony, between love for meat and veganism, between mass consumption and fine foods.

WELCOME TO A DELICIOUS WEEKEND!

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Guided tour

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

September 7, 2016

Guided tour
X
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
INTO THE BIG WIDE WORLD
September 7, 2016, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

In the 1950s the reporter Katharina von Arx and the photographer Freddy Drilhon travelled to Oceania where they were fascinated by the ceremonial houses they came across, as their photographs and reports go to show. Wilfried Meichtry, who portrayed the couple in a book, introduces the two world travellers while Beatrice Voirol talks about the ceremonial houses from an anthropological perspective.

With Wilfried Meichtry, writer and historian, and Beatrice Voirol, curator for Oceania
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
StrawGold

Workshop for adults

StrawGold

September 10, 2016

Workshop for adults
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformation
Rendered Visible
The Art of Folding Paper
September 10, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, transforms a simple piece of paper into an intricate three-dimensional object. The Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake transferred the idea of origami to cloth and applied it to his collections. Taking objects from the collection as inspiration, this workshop teaches you the basics of classical origami.

Feel free to bring along a snack for yourself

With Regina Mathez and Stephanie Lovász
> in german

Please register until Fri 2.9.2016 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32
Costs: CHF 95.-

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Guided tour
BIG

Guided tour

BIG

September 11, 2016

Guided tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
September 11, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour through the exhibition BIG tells you more about the cultural dimensions of size. Are men really taller than women? How is size defined and measured? What’s so impressive about big things?

With Nadja Breger
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

September 11, 2016

Guided tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Gender Trouble - Stories about Male and Female Things
September 11, 2016, 3.00 p.m. - 4. p.m.

To mark the anniversary “50 years of women’s vote in Canton Basel-Stadt”: Who was Kristin Bühler-Oppenheim? What does a woman’s dress made of men’s shirts have to tell us? The guided tour explains how gender relations are reflected in objects and how material things are used to enact gender identities.

With Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
In the Land of Plenty!

Opening

In the Land of Plenty!

September 16, 2016

Opening
X
In the Land of Plenty!
In the Land of Plenty!
Graduation Exhibition of the HyperWerk Institute

September 16, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free entrance

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Guided tour
Staying in Line

Guided tour

Staying in Line

September 18, 2016

Guided tour
X
Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
September 18, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Viewing the same exhibition but seeing things differently and then talking with each other about the experience is the whole point of the family tandem tours. 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 Staying in Line. Single Objects in Series.

With Tabea Buri and Regina Mathez.
> in german

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for kids of 6 and older
Staying in Line

Guided tour for kids of 6 and older

Staying in Line

September 18, 2016

Guided tour for kids of 6 and older
X
Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
September 18, 2016, 10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Viewing the same exhibition but seeing things differently and then talking with each other about the experience is the whole point of the family tandem tours. 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 Staying in Line. Single Objects in Series.

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

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
BIG

Guided tour

BIG

September 25, 2016

Guided tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
September 25, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour through the exhibition BIG tells you more about the cultural dimensions of size. Are men really taller than women? How is size defined and measured? What’s so impressive about big things?

With Réka Mascher
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Striking Patterns

Opening

Striking Patterns

October 20, 2016

Opening
X
Striking Patterns
Striking Patterns
Global Traces in local Ikat Fashion Design
October 20, 2016, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

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