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Exhibitions

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and showcasing Europe

November 20, 2015 - July 10, 2016

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

April 11, 2015 - February 28, 2016

StrawGold

Cultural transformations
rendered visible

Permanent Exhibition

Expeditions

The world in a suitcase

Permanent Exhibition

The Carnival of Basel

Permanent Exhibition

Special Events

Grasping
anthropology

Preview

Staying in Line

Single objects in series

April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2017

What the future holds

Coming of age in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako

April 10 - June 5, 2016

 
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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 for kids
The carnival of Basel

Guided tour for kids

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 2016

Guided tour for kids
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The carnival of Basel

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 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 some of the themes of the exhibition, in this case Basel Carnival.

With Margrit Gontha and Regina Mathez
> in german
For kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour for adults
The carnival of Basel

Guided Tour for adults

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 2016

Guided Tour for adults
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The carnival of Basel

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 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 some of the themes of the exhibition, in this case Basel Carnival.

With Margrit Gontha and Regina Mathez
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
The carnival of Basel

Guided Tour

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 2016

Guided Tour
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The carnival of Basel

The carnival of Basel

February 14, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

Since when has the “Morgestraich” existed? Why does the Basel carnival always commence on the Monday after Ash Wednesday at precisely four o’clock in the morning? What does a “Schnitzelbangg” sound like? In the museum’s old historical rooms you learn more about the history of the Basel Carnival.

With Liliane Vindret
> in french

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided Tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

February 21, 2016

Guided Tour
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing Europe

February 21, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts which the museum’s European Department has assembled since it was established in 1904. But who were these 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 Tamara Posillipo
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Gallery talk
Old masters - new perspectives

Gallery talk

Old masters - new perspectives

February 24, 2016

Gallery talk
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Old masters - new perspectives

Old masters - new perspectives

Family business, elective relationships and what society thogether

February 24, 2016, 06.30 - 07.30 p.m.

With Beatrice Voirol (curator Oceania, MKB) and Katharina Georgi (research associate, Old Masters, KMB)

> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Last guided tour
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Last guided tour

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

February 28, 2016

Last guided tour
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Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

February 28, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

For just on a year the Museum der Kulturen Basel is hosting key works from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s Collection of Old Masters. The guided tour tells you about the development of art between the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, between religious belief and secular enactment. Quite a few of the paintings were commissioned by leading Basel figures so, in a way, the show also reflects a part of the city’s cultural history.

With Bodo Brinkmann
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture
Grasping Anthropology

Lecture

Grasping Anthropology

March 2, 2016

Lecture
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Grasping Anthropology

Grasping Anthropology

The Maya in the digital age

March 2, 2016, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

The wooden lintels from Tikal are amongst the most significant works of art created by the pre-Hispanic Maya people. We discuss the newest research findings concerning the hieroglyph texts and accompanying imagery and present a new digital documentation project designed to analyse the classical Mayan texts with the aim of compiling a digital dictionary.

With Christian Prager, Sven Gronemeyer and Elisabeth Wagner, research project “Text Data Base and Dictionary of Classical Maya”, University of Bonn. Panellist: Alexander Brust
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
The art of folding paper

Workshop for adults

The art of folding paper

March 5, 2016

Workshop for adults
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The art of folding paper

The art of folding paper

March 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

The art of folding paper is not only common to and popular in Japan. The Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has even used the idea of origami for his collections. With the method of origami one creates from a simple piece of paper intricate three-dimensional structures. Taking objects from the collection as inspiration, this workshop teaches you the basics of classical origami.

With Regina Mathez and Stephanie Lovász
> in german

CHF 95.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided Tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

March 6, 2016

Guided Tour
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing Europe

March 6, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts which the museum’s European Department has assembled since it was established in 1904. But who were these 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 Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour in spoken and sign language
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided tour in spoken and sign language

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

March 6, 2016

Guided tour in spoken and sign language
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing Europe

March 6, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts which the museum’s European Department has assembled since it was established in 1904. But who were these 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 Lua Leirner
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
StrawGold

Open workshop for kids

StrawGold

March 6, 2016

Open workshop for kids
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Valuable refuse

March 6, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

In the exhibition StrawGold you will find chairs, oil lamps, jewellery and other items made of recycled materials. We create colourful purses and etuis from refuse material.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Fashion show
Space for visions

Fashion show

Space for visions

March 12, 2016

Fashion show
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Space for visions

Space for visions

March 12, 2016, 5.30 - 8.30 p.m.

The Institute of Fashion and Design of the University of Art and Design, FHNW, in Basel presents its 2016 BA graduate collections. The museum opens its doors to all fashion aficionados: admire and judge for yourself and enjoy the ambience of the Highway of Fashion Cycle!

Tickets available at starticket.ch as of 23.2.2016

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Gender trouble

Guided Tour

Gender trouble

March 13, 2016

Guided Tour
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Gender trouble

Gender trouble

Male and female in the Museum der Kulturen Basel

March 13, 2016, 03.00 - 04.00 p.m.

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 Gaby Fierz
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Expeditions

Guided Tour

Expeditions

March 13, 2016

Guided Tour
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Expeditions

Expeditions

The world in a suitcase

March 13, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Why did people undertake expeditions? What were the explorers looking for? How did the artefacts find their way to the museum? What kinds of knowledge did the scholars bring back to Basel? Gain insight into the significance and history of the museum’s collections – a history that has shaped our relationship with the unknown and unfamiliar to the present day.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

March 20, 2016

Guided Tour
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

March 20, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Why is a Bavarian dirndl 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 Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided Tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

March 27, 2016

Guided Tour
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing Europe

March 27, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts which the museum’s European Department has assembled since it was established in 1904. But who were these 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 Tamara Posillipo
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
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