Exhibitions

StrawGold

CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
RENDERED VISIBLE

Permanent Exhibition

From Patchwork
to Enlightenment

THE BUDDHIST MONK'S ROBE

August 22, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Expeditions

THE WORLD IN A SUITCASE

Permanent Exhibition

The Carnival of Basel

Permanent Exhibition

Special Events

Cultural Dialogue

Preview

Opium

March 20, 2015 - January 24, 2016

Mission possible?

May 22, - October 4, 2015

 
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.
Current activities
Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

March 8, 2015

Guided tour
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StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

March 8, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Who invented the famous paisley pattern? Did the textile mills in the Scottish town of Paisley really give the now global pattern its name? Or was it textile producers from Glarus in Switzerland? Maybe even designers at Nike, Gucci or Etro? Or does it actually go back to Indian or Persian weavers? The guided tour tells you more about items we use on a daily basis, their global entanglement and the appropriation of objects.

With Franziska Jenni
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
Expeditions

Guided tour

Expeditions

March 15, 2015

Guided tour
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Expeditions

Expeditions

The world in a suitcase

Thirsty for Knowledge and Hungry for Travel: The Expeditions of the Early Anthropologists F. & P. Sarasin and A. Bühler

March 15, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Thirsty for knowledge and desire to travel were traits common to the early Basel anthropologists Fritz and Paul Sarasin as well as to Alfred Bühler. But they differed in terms of scientific method. While the Sarasins’ approached the Vedda people of Sri Lanka in 1883 from a natural scientific perspective, Alfred Bühler in 1935 began searching for the systematic order of cultural technologies in Timor. Each expedition reflects the scientific practice and culture of its time.

With Richard Kunz
> in german

Entrance fee

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> PDF
Wednesday matinee
From Patchwork to Enlightenment

Wednesday matinee

From Patchwork to Enlightenment

March 18, 2015

Wednesday matinee
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From Patchwork to Enlightenment

From Patchwork to Enlightenment

The Buddhist Monk's Robe

The kesa - more than simply a robe

March 18, 2015, 10.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Buddhism knows different forms of monk’s robes, so-called kesa. The colours, forms, materials and the way they are made stands for a communication system with a grammar of its own. Walter Bruno Brix understands these “codes” and will “read” to you from the textiles. This East Asian matinee is rounded off with green tea as well as a bit of creative work on your part.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

CHF 10.-/5.-

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Opening
Opium

Opening

Opium

March 19, 2015

Opening
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Opium

Opium

March 19, 2015, 6.30 p. m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

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> PDF
Workshop
KESA PATCHWORK

Workshop

KESA PATCHWORK

March 21, 2015

Workshop
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KESA PATCHWORK

KESA PATCHWORK

Both days 11.00 a. m. - 4.00 p. m.

March 21, 2015 – March 22, 2015

The Buddhist monk’s robe kesa is an interesting kind of patchwork. It is sewn together from cloth strips of different length that previously served a different purpose – an early form a recycling, so to speak. The colours, forms, materials and methods of manufacture contain specific meanings and messages. Making a kesa follows strict rules. In the workshop you learn about these rules and then the participant gets down to work on their own individual project which they finish by the end of the workshop.

With Walter Bruno Brix, curator of the exhibition “From Patchwork to Enlightenment”, and Regina Mathez
> in german

Two-day workshop for adults, both days 11.00 a. m. - 4.00 p. m.
Please register until Mon 16.3. 2015 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32

Please bring with you the following materials:
Two pieces of cloth in contrasting colours for the fields and strips at the garment’s front, e.g. linen, cotton, wool, mixed fibres, silk (either plain or patterned), 1.5 to 2 metres long (please no velvet, no stretch material, and no thick, heavy or stiff cloths). You will also need: pins, silk buttonhole yarn in different colours (thicker linen yarn will also do)
➜ For questions concerning cloth: brixwalter@gmx.notexisting@nodomain.comde

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Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

March 22, 2015

Guided tour
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Opium

Opium

March 22, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Opium – ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of inspiration for artists and hedonists, foreign filth, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry – there is hardly an epithet that has not been given to this drug. The guided tour tells you how these attributes arose and how people have seen and judged this ancient drug across the centuries.

With Doris Buddenberg, curator of the exhibition.
> in german

Entrance fee

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> PDF
Last guided tour
From Patchwork to Enlightenment

Last guided tour

From Patchwork to Enlightenment

March 22, 2015

Last guided tour
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From Patchwork to Enlightenment

From Patchwork to Enlightenment

The Buddhist Monk's Robe

Splendid patchworks – The buddhist robe kesa

March 22, 2015, 3.00 p. m. - 4.00 p. m.

Nuns, monks and priests in Japan wear kesa robes. Each Buddhist tradition and school has its own special form with its own particular meaning. The precious silk cloths are regarded as a pinnacle of textile art. The guided tour tells you more about kesa and the fabrics they are made of.

With Walter Bruno Brix
> in german

Entrance fee

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> PDF
Guided tour
TOP 10

Guided tour

TOP 10

March 29, 2015

Guided tour
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TOP 10

TOP 10

March 29, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The most valuable, the most famous, and the most popular exhibit. The Top-10 tour traces ten selected objects in the exhibitions “Expeditions” and “StrawGold”. The selection reveals that not only have the collection interests and the scientific perceptions changed in the course of time, but also the visitors’ preferences.

With Tabea Buri
> in german

Entrance fee

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> PDF
Guided tour
TOP 10

Guided tour

TOP 10

March 29, 2015

Guided tour
X
TOP 10

TOP 10

March 29, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The most valuable, the most famous, and the most popular exhibit. The Top-10 tour traces ten selected objects in the exhibitions “Expeditions” and “StrawGold”. The selection reveals that not only have the collection interests and the scientific perceptions changed in the course of time, but also the visitors’ preferences.

With Tabea Buri
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Opening

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

April 10, 2015

Opening
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Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

April 10, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge.

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Opening
Mission possible?

Opening

Mission possible?

May 21, 2015

Opening
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Mission possible?

Mission possible?

May 21, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

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