Exhibitions

Mission possible?

May 22 - October 4, 2015

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

April 11, 2015 - February 28, 2016

Opium

March 20, 2015 - January 24, 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

Cultural Dialogue

Preview

Donkey Carts & Oranges

SICILIAN FOLK CULTURE

November 20, 2015 - January 17, 2016

Tallies, Pots, Costumes

COLLECTING AND SHOWCASING "EUROPE"

November 20, 2015 - July 10, 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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Zen Meditation
StrawGold

Zen Meditation

StrawGold

August 5, 2015

Zen Meditation
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StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

August 5, 2015, 6.30 p. m. - 7.30 p. m.

Meditation forms part of the spiritual practice of many cultures. The practice of Zen is called zazen. It means sitting motionlessly, concentrating on body posture and breathing, and focussing on the here and now.

No experience required; bring along a meditation cushion if you have one.

With the Zen monks Christoph Martin and Volker Herskamp, Zen Dojo Basel.

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
Mission possible?

Guided tour

Mission possible?

August 9, 2015

Guided tour
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

August 9, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

“… to provide an authentic picture of the conditions abroad, especially of the religious condition of foreign peoples […]”. That was the purpose the ethnographic artefacts collected by missionaries and associated merchants. The guided tour tells you more about the collections and the collectors and what the objects have to say about the relationship between “us” and the “others” today.

With Sarah Labhardt
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
Top 10

Guided tour

Top 10

August 16, 2015

Guided tour
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Top 10

Top 10

August 16, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The most valuable, the best known, and the most popular object. The Top 10 guided tour explores ten selected objects in the exhibitions Expeditions and StrawGold. The selection shows that not only collection interests and scientific issues change over time, the same is true of visitor preferences.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
TOP 10

Guided tour

TOP 10

August 16, 2015

Guided tour
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TOP 10

TOP 10

August 16, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The most valuable, the best known, and the most popular object. The Top 10 guided tour explores ten selected objects in the exhibitions Expeditions and StrawGold. The selection shows that not only collection interests and scientific issues change over time, the same is true of visitor preferences.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

August 23, 2015

Guided tour
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Opium

Opium

August 23, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of inspiration, foreign filth, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry – there is hardly a negative epithet that has not been given to this drug. The guided tour tells you how these attributes arose and what role the social conditions at the time and the experience of Opium intoxication played.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

August 30, 2015

Guided tour
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

August 30, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

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

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

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Zen Meditation
StrawGold

Zen Meditation

StrawGold

September 2, 2015

Zen Meditation
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

September 2, 2015, 6.30 p. m. - 7.30 p. m.

Meditation forms part of the spiritual practice of many cultures. The practice of Zen is called zazen. It means sitting motionlessly, concentrating on body posture and breathing, and focussing on the here and now.

No experience required; bring along a meditation cushion if you have one.

With the Zen monks Christoph Martin and Volker Herskamp, Zen Dojo Basel.

Entrance fee


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Guided tour
Mission possible?

Guided tour

Mission possible?

September 6, 2015

Guided tour
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

September 6, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

“… to provide an authentic picture of the conditions abroad, especially of the religious condition of foreign peoples […]”. That was the purpose the ethnographic artefacts collected by missionaries and associated merchants. The guided tour tells you more about the collections and the collectors and what the objects have to say about the relationship between “us” and the “others” today.

With Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour in sign language
Mission possible?

Guided tour in sign language

Mission possible?

September 6, 2015

Guided tour in sign language
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

September 6, 2015, 3.00 p. m. - 4.00 p. m.

“… to provide an authentic picture of the conditions abroad, especially of the religious condition of foreign peoples […]”. That was the purpose the ethnographic artefacts collected by missionaries and associated merchants. The guided tour tells you more about the collections and the collectors and what the objects have to say about the relationship between “us” and the “others” today.

With Lua Leirner
> in german

Free entry

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Workshop for kids
StrawGold

Workshop for kids

StrawGold

September 6, 2015

Workshop for kids
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StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Harvest Magic

September 6, 2015, 15.00 - 16.00

In many parts of the world people make figures of straw at harvest time. They serve as talismans. We plait our own good luck charm.

With Regina Mathez
> in german

For kids of 6 and older
Material CHF 5.-

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Workshop
StrawGold

Workshop

StrawGold

September 12, 2015

Workshop
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Interweaving

September 12, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 4.30 p. m.

Plaiting is one of the oldest technologies in the world and used for making household items as well as art objects. In this workshop we rely on different types of paper material. Using sample items from the Pacific, we learn about various plaiting techniques, where they originated and how they spread across the region.

With Monika Künti, wickerwork designer with a workshop-store in Berne and Stephanie Lovász.
> in german

Please register until Fri 4.9.2015 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32
Costs: CHF 95.-

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Guided tour
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Guided tour

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

September 13, 2015

Guided tour
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Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

September 13, 2015, 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 Rose Marie Schulz-Rehberg.
> in german

Entrance fee

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Gallery talk
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Gallery talk

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

September 16, 2015

Gallery talk
X
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Taste for Art, Curiosity and World Knowledge: Basel personalities and their collections

September 16, 2015, 6.30 p. m. - 7.30 p. m.

In a series of evening events held in the exhibition Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald we juxtapose old master paintings with ethnographic objects from the museum collection and allow them to enter a dialogue. Alternating teams of curators from the two museums reflect on pertinent social, political and religious topics, with the aim of discovering not only cultural differences but also commonalities.
The series is financially supported by the Freunde des Kunstmuseums Basel und des Museums für Gegenwartskunst.

With Richard Kunz, curator for Southeast Asia, Museum der Kulturen Basel, and Bodo Brinkmann, curator Old Masters, Kunstmuseum Basel.
> in german

Free entry

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Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

September 20, 2015

Guided tour
X
Opium

Opium

September 20, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of inspiration, foreign filth, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry – there is hardly a negative epithet that has not been given to this drug. The guided tour tells you how these attributes arose and what role the social conditions at the time and the experience of Opium intoxication played.

With Doris Buddenberg
> in english

Entrance fee

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Guided tour for adults
Mission possible?

Guided tour for adults

Mission possible?

September 27, 2015

Guided tour for adults
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

September 27, 2015, 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 Mission possible?

With Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Entrance fee

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Guided tour for kids
Mission possible?

Guided tour for kids

Mission possible?

September 27, 2015

Guided tour for kids
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

September 27, 2015, 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 Mission possible?

With Regina Mathez
> in german

For kids of 6 and older
Material CHF 5.-

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Wednesday matinee
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Wednesday matinee

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

September 30, 2015

Wednesday matinee
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Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Tempera, textile, trompe l'oeil...

September 30, 2015, 10.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The old masters relied on a wide range of materials and techniques for their paintings, which deserves closer inspection. How free were the masters of the early Renaissance in the choice of their methods, and what part did a work’s function play in the decision? In following up questions like this we focus attention on the question of materiality and its significance.

With Claudia Geissmann, conservation department, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Bodo Brinkmann and Katharina Georgi, curators of the exhibition, Kunstmuseum Basel.
> in german

CHF 10.-/5.-

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Opening
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Opening

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

November 19, 2015

Opening
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Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing "Europe”

November 19, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

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Opening
Donkey Carts & Oranges

Opening

Donkey Carts & Oranges

November 19, 2015

Opening
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Donkey Carts & Oranges

Donkey Carts & Oranges

Sicilian Folk Culture

November 19, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

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