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Exhibitions
Staying in Line
Single objects in series

April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2017

Staying in Line
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
Preview
Migration
Moving the World

May 19, 2017 – January 21, 2018

Migration
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.

> Opening hours exhibition «The Carnival of Basel»

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Guided tour
Staying in Line

Guided tour

Staying in Line

April 2, 2017

Guided tour
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Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
April 2, 2017, 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

Free entrance

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Open workshop for kids
Staying in Line

Open workshop for kids

Staying in Line

April 2, 2017

Open workshop for kids
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Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
Easter Eggs in series
April 2, 2017, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Easter is approaching fast: in the exhibition Staying in Line we draw inspiration from Easter eggs from across the world and create our own original series of eggs and paper eggs.

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

Material CHF 5.-

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Farewell and lecture
Farewell Dominik Wunderlin

Farewell and lecture

Farewell Dominik Wunderlin

April 5, 2017

Farewell and lecture
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Farewell Dominik Wunderlin
Farewell Dominik Wunderlin
April 5, 2017, 18.00 - 20.00

Dominik Wunderlin has worked at the Museum der Kulturen for more than thirty years. In 1997 he was appointed head of the European Department and as of June 2009 he acted as deputy director – now he is retiring. Anna Schmid, director of the Museum der Kulturen, takes the occasion to honour Dominik Wunderlin’s work for and impact on the museum. It is followed by a lecture by Bernhard Tschofen, professor for Popular Culture at the University of Zurich, with the title “Folk Studies and the Rest of the World” in which he traces the changes European anthropology and museums have gone through over the last decades.

> To event series "Grasping anthropology"

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Guided tour
BIG

Guided tour

BIG

April 16, 2017

Guided tour
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BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
April 16, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t mean the same thing across all cultures. The guided tour tells you about the cultural dimensions of bigness. Power and status are two good examples in this respect. But who actually gauges and defines size? And what is so impressive about bigness?

With Réka Mascher
> in german

Entrance fee

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Orient Brass Express
Orient Brass Express

April 23, 2017

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Orient Brass Express
Orient Brass Express
April 23, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Brass and percussionists of the SOB
Philippe Schnepp, double bass
Daniel Schnyder, saxophone and conductor

Works by Daniel Schnyder

We wish to thank the L. & Th. La Roche Foundation for generously supporting this concert.

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Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

April 30, 2017

Guided tour for kids
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StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Family tandem through the Museum
April 30, 2017, 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 StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

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

Material CHF 5.-

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Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

April 30, 2017

Guided tour for adults
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
Family tandem through the Museum
April 30, 2017, 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 StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Christophe Schneider and Regina Mathez
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

May 3, 2017

Lecture
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
A Hooked Evening
May 3, 2017, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

At present fifty-nine suspension hooks from Papua New Guinea are on display at the museum, in a row. Their carved faces look at us with big eyes, some of them with protruding tongues, others with fletched teeth. We take a closer look at the carvings, discuss the variations and choose our favourites.

With Reimar Schefold, emeritus professor of Anthropology, and Tabea Buri, co-curator of the exhibition Staying in Line
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to "Grasping Anthropology"


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Guided Tour
BIG

Guided Tour

BIG

May 7, 2017

Guided Tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
May 7, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour tells you more about the cultural dimensions of bigness, with power and status being two good examples. But how is size defined and measured? And what’s so impressive about big things?

With Réka Mascher
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

May 7, 2017

Open workshop for kids
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
New from old newspapers
May 7, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

Upcycling is an important topic in the exhibition StrawGold. Fascinating what you can make out of old newspapers: wrapping paper, balls, little bags, and much more.

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

Material CHF 5.-

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> PDF
Two-day workshop for adults
Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

Two-day workshop for adults

Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

May 13, 2017

Two-day workshop for adults
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Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
Shibori III - folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
May 13, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. – May 14, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

In this third workshop you will learn more about the Japanese dye method called shibori. Hiroyuki Murase, son of an old artisan family in the fifth generation, will impart the basics and various techniques of shibori, relying on pieces from the museum’s collections for inspiration.

Please bring with you a light-coloured T-shirt or cloth, a pair of scissors, an apron and a picnic lunch for the midday break.

>With Hiroyuki Murase, creative director of the company Suzuan, Stephanie Lovász and Regina Mathez

Please register until Mon 8.5.2017 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32.
CHF 210.-

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Last guided tour
Staying in Line

Last guided tour

Staying in Line

May 14, 2017

Last guided tour
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Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
May 14, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Series reveal how a basic principle may lead to differently shaped objects. By way of example the guided tour explores the relationship between single pieces and series. 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 a group?

With Tabea Buri
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Migration

Opening

Migration

May 18, 2017

Opening
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Migration
Migration
Moving the world
May 18, 2017, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

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Guided city tour
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”

Guided city tour

“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”

May 25, 2017

Guided city tour
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“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”
MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
May 25, 2017, 5.00 - 6.30 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.

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

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Guided Tour

Guided Tour

May 28, 2017

Guided Tour
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May 28, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

The world is in motion: people migrate for different reasons and along different routes. We showcase migration as a worldwide phenomenon that has existed just about since time began – from labour migration to political exile to religious persecution.

With Eli Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

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Gran Partita
Gran Partita

June 25, 2017

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Gran Partita
Gran Partita
June 25, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

SOB Wind Band
Ivor Bolton, conductor

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart: Serenade B Major, KV 361, Gran Partita

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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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Opening
The Star of Bethlehem

Opening

The Star of Bethlehem

November 16, 2017

Opening
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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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