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Exhibitions
Staying in Line
Single objects in series

April 29, 2016 - May 28, 2017

Staying in Line
What the future holds
Coming of age in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako

April 10 - June 5, 2016

What the future holds
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Collecting and showcasing Europe

November 20, 2015 - July 10, 2016

Tallies, Pots and Costumes
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
BIG
Things Interpretations Dimensions

Starting July 1, 2016

BIG
 
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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
Staying in Line

Guided Tour

Staying in Line

May 1, 2016

Guided Tour
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Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
May 1, 2016, 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 Tabea Buri
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
Staying in Line

Open workshop for kids

Staying in Line

May 1, 2016

Open workshop for kids
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Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
Origami in series
May 1, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

It’s fun to make a series of origami. We fold boxes, cups and fans in different sizes and colours.

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

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

May 4, 2016

Lecture
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
Of serial killers and copycats
May 4, 2016, 06.00 - 08.00 p.m.

If you go in search you will discover in the exhibition Staying in Line an array of main characters and supporting figures from fairy tales, scary stories and myths. The guided tour provides examples of how the world of pictures merges with the realm of words.

With Maria Thorgevsky, actress, and Tabea Buri, co-curator of the exhibition Staying in Line
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to "Grasping anthropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided Tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

May 8, 2016

Guided Tour
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Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Collecting and Showcasing Europe
May 8, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts the museum’s European Department has assembled since its establishment 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 Margrit Gontha
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

May 15, 2016

Guided Tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
May 15, 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
Wednesday matinee
SHAPING THE FUTURE. JOB, FAMILY, CAREER – WHERE AM I HEADING?

Wednesday matinee

SHAPING THE FUTURE. JOB, FAMILY, CAREER – WHERE AM I HEADING?

May 18, 2016

Wednesday matinee
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SHAPING THE FUTURE. JOB, FAMILY, CAREER – WHERE AM I HEADING?
SHAPING THE FUTURE. JOB, FAMILY, CAREER – WHERE AM I HEADING?
May 18, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Shall I study in the city, learn a profession or return to the village to support my parents? What about a family of my own? How and when? Or should I go for a career? These are questions young people ask themselves across the world – in Bamako and Ouagadougou just as in Zurich. Noemi Steuer and Michelle Engeler, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, tell of their biographical research.

With Noemi Steuer and Michelle Engeler, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel, and Stefanie Lovász, curator of the exhibition StrawGold.
> in german

CHF 10.- / 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
International Museum Day

May 22, 2016

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International Museum Day
May 22, 2016, 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

The International Museum Day highlights the role of museums for a sustainable society. This year’s theme encourages public awareness for the museums landscape.

> www.museums.ch

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Guided Tour

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

May 22, 2016

Guided Tour
X
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
Discover!
Favourite objects
May 22, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

The most precious, famous and favourite object – the tour “Favourite Objects” tracks down ten choice objects in the museum’s exhibitions. The selection shows that not only collection interests and scientific issues have changed over time, the same is true of visitor preferences.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Guided Tour

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

May 22, 2016

Guided Tour
X
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
DISCOVER!
What the future holds
May 22, 2016, 01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m.

Growing up in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako. No matter whether in West Africa or Switzerland – the future belongs to the young. But what future are we talking about? The circumstances and prospects couldn’t be more different. Nonetheless, they have a lot in common. The guided tour tells you about what drives young people, what they hope for, what role they want to play in society.

With Noemi Steuer
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Guided Tour

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

May 22, 2016

Guided Tour
X
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
DISCOVER!
Gender Trouble - male and female in the Museum der Kulturen Basel
May 22, 2016, 03.00 p.m. - 04.00 p.m.

On the occasion of the anniversary “50 years of women’s vote in Canton Basel-Stadt”.
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 Stephanie Lovász
> in german

Entrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for adults
Shibori II - Folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

Workshop for adults

Shibori II - Folding, stitching, binding, dyeing

May 28, 2016

Workshop for adults
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Shibori II - Folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
Shibori II - Folding, stitching, binding, dyeing
May 28, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. – May 29, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

In this workshop you will learn further basic work steps of the Japanese dye method called shibori. It includes applying new patterns to cloths or garments by means of folding, binding and stitching. Hiroyuki Murase, son of an old artisan family from Arimatsu, Japan, will again be present to help you.

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

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

CHF 180.00

Please register until Mon 23.5.2016 at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch or under 061 266 56 32

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
StrawGold

Guided Tour

StrawGold

May 29, 2016

Guided Tour
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
May 29, 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 Nadja Breger
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Lecture
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

Lecture

GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY

June 1, 2016

Lecture
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GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
GRASPING ANTHROPOLOGY
FUTURE PROSPECTS – FRACTURED BIOGRAPHIES
June 1, 2016, 6.00 - 8.00 p.m.

Some are at university or have already got their degree; others were forced to give up or had to flee due to war or political persecution and now face the question: What now? What dreams do young people from different backgrounds have today? Noemi Steuer and Michelle Engeler present results of their biographical research in Bamako, Mali, and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Jana Schiendorfer tells of her experiences with the project “Open Lecture Hall” at the University of Basel.

Noemi Steuer and Michelle Engeler, Centre for African Studies, University of Basel; Jana Schiendorf, Open Lecture Hall, and Stefanie Lovász, curator of StrawGold.
> in german

Entrance fee

Link to "Grasping anthropology"

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
What the future holds

Guided Tour

What the future holds

June 5, 2016

Guided Tour
X
What the future holds
What the future holds
Coming of age in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako
June 5, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

“No matter whether in West Africa or Switzerland – the future belongs to us young people? But what future are we talking about? Our circumstances and prospects couldn’t be more different. Nonetheless, we have a lot in common: We’re in the process of growing up, trying to find our place in society and shape our own future. Our dreams oscillate between euphoria and apathy, hope and reality – in words and images.” An exhibition based on the biographical research project “Longing for the future” carried out by the Centre for African Studies, University of Basel.

With Noemi Steuer
> in german

Etrance free

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour in spoken and sign language
What the future holds

Guided tour in spoken and sign language

What the future holds

June 5, 2016

Guided tour in spoken and sign language
X
What the future holds
What the future holds
Coming of age in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako
June 5, 2016, 3.00 - 4.00 p.m.

What the future holds. Growing up in Zurich, Ouagadougou and Bamako. No matter whether in West Africa or Switzerland – the future belongs to the young. But what future are we talking about? The circumstances and prospects couldn’t be more different. Nonetheless, they have a lot in common. The guided tour tells you about what drives young people, what they hope for, what role they want to play in society.

With Lua Leirner
> in german spoken and sign language

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Open workshop for kids
WATER SPIRIT

Open workshop for kids

WATER SPIRIT

June 5, 2016

Open workshop for kids
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WATER SPIRIT
WATER SPIRIT
June 5, 2016, 1.00 - 5.00 p.m.

Reverse class painting is a special painting technique. In the exhibitions StrawGold and Tallies, Pots and Costumes you will find examples of this art form. Using this technique we create a luck-bringing spirit.

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

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

June 12, 2016

Guided tour for kids
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 12, 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 themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german
for kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

June 12, 2016

Guided tour for adults
X
StrawGold
StrawGold
Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible
June 12, 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 themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold - Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Elisabeth Wilhelm
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Staying in Line

Guided Tour

Staying in Line

June 19, 2016

Guided Tour
X
Staying in Line
Staying in Line
Single objects in series
June 19, 2016, 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 Nadja Breger
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided Tour
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Guided Tour

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

June 26, 2016

Guided Tour
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Tallies, Pots and Costumes
Collecting and Showcasing Europe
June 26, 2016, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Europe is rich in diversity. This is also reflected in the wide array of folk artefacts the museum’s European Department has assembled since its establishment 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 Dominik Wunderlin
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
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