Exhibitions

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

April 11, 2015 - February 28, 2016

Opium

March 20, 2015 - January 24, 2016

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CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS
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Permanent Exhibition

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THE WORLD IN A SUITCASE

Permanent Exhibition

The Carnival of Basel

Permanent Exhibition

Special Events

Grasping
anthropology

Cultural Dialogue

Preview

Mission possible?

May 22, - October 4, 2015

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
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

April 26, 2015

Guided tour
X
Opium

Opium

April 26, 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 Reingard Dirscherl
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

May 3, 2015

Guided tour
X
Opium

Opium

May 3, 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

Free entry

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour in spoken and sign language
Opium

Guided tour in spoken and sign language

Opium

May 3, 2015

Guided tour in spoken and sign language
X
Opium

Opium

May 3, 2015, 3.00 p. m. - 4.00 p. m.

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 Lua Leirner
> in spoken and sign language

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Introduction for teachers
Opium

Introduction for teachers

Opium

May 6, 2015

Introduction for teachers
X
Opium

Opium

May 6, 2015, 5.00 p. m. - 6.00 p. m.

Wussten Sie, dass bis in die 1970er Jahre sogenannte Opiumbrote legal nach Basel eingeführt wurden? In der Einführung erfahren Sie ein Stück Welthistorie erzählt aus der Perspektive des Schlafmohns und wie Sie mit Schulklassen in der Ausstellung Opium arbeiten können.

Mit Doris Buddenberg, Ausstellungskuratorin und Gaby Fierz, Leiterin Bildung & Vermittlung
> in german

Further details at www.mkb.ch/angebot-fuer-schulen

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Guided tour

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

May 10, 2015

Guided tour
X
Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald

May 10, 2015, 15.00 p. m. - 16.00 p. m.

The guided tour tells you about the development of art between the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, between religious beliefs and secular enactments. 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

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Opening
Mission possible?

Opening

Mission possible?

May 21, 2015

Opening
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

May 21, 2015, 6.30 p.m.

You are cordially invited.

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Mission possible?

Guided tour

Mission possible?

May 24, 2015

Guided tour
X
Mission possible?

Mission possible?

May 24, 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 Kathrin Fischer
> in german

Entrance fee

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Opium

Guided tour

Opium

June 7, 2015

Guided tour
X
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.-

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
Guided tour
Mission possible?

Guided tour

Mission possible?

June 14, 2015

Guided tour
X
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
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
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.

> Kalendereintrag
> PDF
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