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

 
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
Workshop
Shibori: Folding, Stitching, binding, dyeing

Workshop

Shibori: Folding, Stitching, binding, dyeing

May 30, 2015

Workshop
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Shibori: Folding, Stitching, binding, dyeing

Shibori: Folding, Stitching, binding, dyeing

May 30, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 4.30 p. m. – May 31, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 4.30 p. m.

In this workshop you will learn the 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 be there to instruct you.
Please bring along 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.-

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Guided tour
StrawGold

Guided tour

StrawGold

May 31, 2015

Guided tour
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

May 31, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Who invented the Paisley pattern? Was it the textile mills in Paisley, Scotland, that gave the pattern its name? A cloth manufacturer from Glarus? Or some designer at Nike or Gucci? Or even some unknown Persian or Indian weaver? In the exhibition StrawGold you learn more about some of our everyday objects and what they have to tell us about global interrelations and local appropriations.

With Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
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Guest artist in StrawGold
StrawGold

Guest artist in StrawGold

StrawGold

June 2, 2015

Guest artist in StrawGold
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Opening: Textile and weave works

June 2, 2015, 1.00 p. m.

The exhibition StrawGold is going through its next transformation! In the first gallery we present works by artists that relate directly to objects held in the collections of the Museum der Kulturen Basel. As of 2 June we are showing a work by the textile and weave artist Monika Künti from Berne. In her work she combines unusual materials and uses different textile techniques in an innovative manner.

Entrance fee

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Zen Meditation
StrawGold

Zen Meditation

StrawGold

June 3, 2015

Zen Meditation
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StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

June 3, 2015, 6.30 p. m. - 7.30 p. m.

Meditation forms part of the spiritual practice in many cultures. The Zen practice is called zazen; this means sitting motionlessly, concentrating on the body’s 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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> PDF
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

June 7, 2015

Guided tour
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Opium

Opium

June 7, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of poetic inspiration, foreign filth, cause of war, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry, poison – there is hardly an epithet that has not been given to opium. The guided tour tells you how these ascriptions came about and how they related to the social conditions and opium intoxication in the past as well as today.

With Margrit Gontha
> in german

Free entry

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Workshop for kids
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Workshop for kids

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

June 7, 2015

Workshop for kids
X
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

I'm my own master

June 7, 2015, 1.00 p. m. - 5.00 p. m.

At present we have on show many portraits of distinguished men and women. They were painted by old masters such as Hans Holbein the Elder and his son Holbein the Younger or Lucas Cranach. We paint a portrait of ourselves and put it in a gilded frame.

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

Material CHF 5.-

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Guided tour
Mission possible?

Guided tour

Mission possible?

June 14, 2015

Guided tour
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Mission possible?

Mission possible?

June 14, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

The purpose of the objects collected in the mission territories was to render “an authentic picture of the conditions abroad, especially of the religious condition of foreign peoples”. The guided tour tells you more about the collections, who acquired them, what their objective was, and what their histories have to tell us today.

With Sarah Labhardt
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for kids
StrawGold

Guided tour for kids

StrawGold

June 21, 2015

Guided tour for kids
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

June 21, 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 themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold – Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Margrit Gontha
> in german
For kids of 6 and older

Material CHF 5.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour for adults
StrawGold

Guided tour for adults

StrawGold

June 21, 2015

Guided tour for adults
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

June 21, 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 themes of the exhibition, in this case StrawGold – Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible.

With Reingard Dirscherl and Margrit Gontha
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Gallery talk
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Gallery talk

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

June 24, 2015

Gallery talk
X
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Fine feathers make fine birds: Fashion, representation and the materiality of power

June 24, 2015, 6.30 p. m. - 7.30 p. m.

In a series of evening events 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, in the hope of discovering not only cultural differences but also commonalities.

With Stephanie Lovász, curator for South, Central and East Asia, Museum der Kulturen Basel, and Katharina Georgi, research associate, Kunstmuseum Basel

Free entry

The series is financially supported by the Freunde des Kunstmuseums Basel und des Museums für Gegenwartskunst.

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

June 28, 2015

Guided tour
X
Opium

Opium

June 28, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of poetic inspiration, foreign filth, cause of war, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry, poison – there is hardly an epithet that has not been given to opium. The guided tour tells you how these ascriptions came about and how they related to the social conditions and opium intoxication in the past as well as today.

With Doris Buddenberg
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

June 28, 2015

Guided tour
X
Opium

Opium

June 28, 2015, 11.00 a. m. - 12.00 noon

Ritual symbol, medicine, popular drug, source of poetic inspiration, foreign
filth, cause of war, brown fairy, sacred smoke, satanic devilry, poison – there is
hardly an epithet that has not been given to opium. The guided tour tells you how these ascriptions came about and how they related to the social conditions and opium intoxication in the past as well as today.

With Doris Buddenberg
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guest performance in StrawGold
StrawGold

Guest performance in StrawGold

StrawGold

June 28, 2015

Guest performance in StrawGold
X
StrawGold

StrawGold

Cultural Transformations Rendered Visible

Opening: Do you believe what you see?

June 28, 2015, 1.00 p. m. - 3.30 p. m.

Students from the School of Art and Design and from Cultural Studies of the University of Basel have applied themselves to the topic of liminal experience, and created installations. They allow visitors to experience their own transformation processes: In different and changing situations they step into the role of observer and observed, actor and creator, viewer and listener, as well as enquirer and wonderer. Each transformation becomes sensually and visually manifest.

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> PDF
Opening
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Opening

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

November 19, 2015

Opening
X
Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Tallies, Pots and Costumes

Collecting and Showcasing "Europe”

November 19, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Donkey Carts & Oranges

Opening

Donkey Carts & Oranges

November 19, 2015

Opening
X
Donkey Carts & Oranges

Donkey Carts & Oranges

Sicilian Folk Culture

November 19, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

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