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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 for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

April 30, 2017

Guided tour for kids
X
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.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
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
X
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"


> Kalendereintrag
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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.-

> Kalendereintrag
> 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
X
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.-

> Kalendereintrag
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Last guided tour
Staying in Line

Last guided tour

Staying in Line

May 14, 2017

Last guided tour
X
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
X
Migration
Migration
Moving the world
May 18, 2017, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
International Museum Day

Guided tour

International Museum Day

May 21, 2017

Guided tour
X
International Museum Day
International Museum Day
Migration
May 21, 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 Kathrin Schwarz
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
International Museum Day

Guided tour

International Museum Day

May 21, 2017

Guided tour
X
International Museum Day
International Museum Day
Assuming responsibility - sensitive topics in the museum

May 21, 2017, 03.00 - 04.30 p.m.

Probably every anthropological museum holds objects that look back on a dubious trail of acquisition: from stolen cultural property to objects of spiritual significance to human remains. How do we handle such issues today? Four curators present sensitive objects and explore their stories.

Entrance free
> in german

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided city tour
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”

Guided city tour

“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?”

May 25, 2017

Guided city tour
X
“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

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Migration

Guided Tour

Migration

May 28, 2017

Guided Tour
X
Migration
Migration
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

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

May 28, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
May 28, 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.

> 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
> PDF
Wednesday matinee
Migration far away - close by

Wednesday matinee

Migration far away - close by

May 31, 2017

Wednesday matinee
X
Migration far away - close by
Migration far away - close by
May 31, 2017, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Asylum seekers, refugee homes, residence permits – we are confronted with migration issues just about every day. But migration is better understood if we take a global look across the ages: we shed light on the global background of migration and go in search of its traces in Basel.

With Kathrin Schwarz, co-curator of the exhibition Migration, and Nadja Lincke
> in german

CHF 10.--/5.--

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
Migration

Open workshop for kids

Migration

June 4, 2017

Open workshop for kids
X
Migration
Migration
A talisman for the journey
June 4, 2017, 01.00 - 05.00 p.m.

Whether you’re travelling on holiday or looking for a new home in a distant land – we all hope for good fortune on the road. In many cultures people rely in talismans when travelling. We create our own charms.

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

Material CHF 5.--

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

June 4, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
Second home Basel
June 4, 2017, 02.00 - 03.30 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 Lincke
> 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
> PDF
Guided Tour
BIG

Guided Tour

BIG

June 4, 2017

Guided Tour
X
BIG
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions
June 4, 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 Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Grasping anthropology
Migration

Grasping anthropology

Migration

June 7, 2017

Grasping anthropology
X
Migration
Migration
MIGRATION GLOBAL
June 7, 2017, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

The exhibition Migration – Moving the World showcases migration movements between the 15th and 21st centuries, from the Engadin to Tuvalu. Co-curator Kathrin Schwarz sheds light on the different features and aspects of migration through time and space. Some of them have more to do with us than we might expect: what are our links with migration? How does it move us?

With Kathrin Schwarz and Sabine Rotach
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to "Grasping anthropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Migration

Guided Tour

Migration

June 11, 2017

Guided Tour
X
Migration
Migration
June 11, 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 Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

June 11, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?” – MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
June 11, 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.

> 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
> PDF
Introduction for teachers of secondary school levels I and II
Migration

Introduction for teachers of secondary school levels I and II

Migration

June 14, 2017

Introduction for teachers of secondary school levels I and II
X
Migration
Migration
June 14, 2017, 04.00 - 06.30 p.m.

The guided tour of the exhibition Migration provides background information on the topics dealt with in the workshop “Tracing Migration”. Furthermore, the course shows how the workshop and the two guided city tours “Have I arrived at last?” and “Second home Basel” could be integrated in class work.

With Kathrin Schwarz, co-curator of the exhibition, and Sabine Rotach, head of education and outreach
> in german

For teachers from BS and BL the introduction counts as further training. Registration at www.kurse-pz-bs.ch

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guide Tour
StrawGold

Guide Tour

StrawGold

June 18, 2017

Guide Tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 18, 2017, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Two guided tours in StrawGold, two different aspects of cultural change. The first tour Doing Gender on 9 April explores what makes men and women different, here and elsewhere. The second tour on 18 June deals with objects, ideas and techniques that travel to and fro between cultures and gradually change in the process.

With Christophe Schneider
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

June 22, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
“HAVE I ARRIVED AT LAST?” – MIGRANTS SHOW THEIR BASEL
June 22, 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.

> 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
> PDF
Guided city tour
Migration

Guided city tour

Migration

June 25, 2017

Guided city tour
X
Migration
Migration
Second home Basel
June 25, 2017, 02.00 - 03.30 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 Lincke
> 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
> PDF
Gran Partita
Gran Partita

June 25, 2017

X
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

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Sun, Moon and Stars

Opening

Sun, Moon and Stars

August 17, 2017

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

You are cordially invited.

Free of charge

> 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

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
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