Guided tour

StrawGold
17 November 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
17 November 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How come a Bavarian dirndl is made of African cloths? Moreover, in what sense are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas, and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. Learn more about these fascinating histories of entanglement.

> With Reingard Dirscherl

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Mother and Child
21 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Mother and Child
21 November 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

The focus of the Christmas exhibition is on an unequal couple: mother and child. Their relationship is defined by sentiments and cultural norms. Sculptures and paintings reveal the whole gamut of emotions, from idealization and admiration to tenderness and grief.

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Mother and child
24 November 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
24 November 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

Admission fee

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Visitors with special needs

Mother and child in images
24 November 2019 14:00 - 16:00 PM
Visitors with special needs
Mother and child in images
24 November 2019, 14:00 - 16:00 PM

Just about every culture holds its own ideas about motherhood, ideal parents, and good children, and conveys these in images. In the exhibition we go in search of these images and ideas. In the workshop we use origami techniques to make picture frames for our drawings and photographs.

> With Lua Leirner and Regina Mathez, Learning and Programmes

Limited number of participants

Please register by Fri 15.11. under 061 266 56 32 or at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

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Workshop for adults

In Japan, the wrapping is part of the gift
30 November 2019 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM
In Japan beginnt das Geschenk mit der Verpackung
Workshop for adults
In Japan, the wrapping is part of the gift
30 November 2019, 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM

Japanese men and women pay as much attention to a present’s wrapping as to the gift itself. We show and explain various knotting and folding techniques with which objects of varying shapes and sizes can be wrapped in style. A gift acquires special meaning if it is wrapped in a furoshiki, a square cloth, instead of paper.

> With Regina Mathez, Learning and Programmes, and curator Stephanie Lovász

> In German

Please bring along an object for you to wrap, and a picnic for lunch!

16 participants at most, please register by Fri 22.11. under 061 266 56 32 or at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

CHF 95.–

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In Japan beginnt das Geschenk mit der Verpackung

Guided tour

Mother and child
1 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
1 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world.

> With Antonio Russo

> In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

1 2 3 – A matryoshka and two kids
1 December 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
1 2 3 – Eine Matrjoschka und zwei Kinder
Kids and families
1 2 3 – A matryoshka and two kids
1 December 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

What is hidden in the belly of this wooden figure? One thing is for sure: your matryoshka set will turn out very colourful.

> With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

Free entry

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1 2 3 – Eine Matrjoschka und zwei Kinder

Grasping anthropology

Mamma Mia & Ave Maria
4 December 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Grasping anthropology
Mamma Mia & Ave Maria
4 December 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

This evening is also a feast for the ears: in the guided tour, the sculptures and pictures of mothers with their children are complemented by songs from different styles and genres.

> With curator Tabea Buri and Florence Roth, exhibition assistant

> In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
8 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
8 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Puppetry thrives on seemingly lifeless actors and objects. Let yourself to be drawn into these gripping stories about love and life.

> With Nadja Breger

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Maternal deities
11 December 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Maternal deities
11 December 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mother Earth, Virgin Mary, primeval mother – the mother figure is associated with divinity in a wide range of contexts. We look at the different ways Virgin Mary and Jesus are represented and compare them with images of other maternal deities.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

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Special event

Artfully wrapped
14 - 15 December 2019 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Kunstvoll verpackt
Special event
Artfully wrapped
14 - 15 December 2019, 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

In our museum shop you will find special gifts for all ages and occasions. This weekend, we offer a special pre-Christmas service: whatever you choose – scarf, jewellery, book, or game – we will wrap your gift Japanese style.

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Kunstvoll verpackt

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
15 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
15 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Museums are facing challenging times: what seemed a must for an ethnographic museum in the past – for example, a collection of human skulls – is now a sensitive issue. The guided tour explores the motives behind the collecting mania of earlier days and poses questions as to the appropriate handling of sensitive objects today.

> With Reingard Dirscherl

> In German

Admission fee

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Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut

Guided tour

Mother and child
22 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
22 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world..

> With Eli Wilhelm

> In German

Admission fee

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Kids and families

Mother and child
29 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids and families
Mother and child
29 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you know that, in earlier days, children were told that babies grow on trees like apples? Have you heard the story of the Indian god Krishna who was adopted and raised by a family of shepherds? On this joint tour, parents and children together get to know stories, objects, and images that tell about family life across the globe.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Memory
25 June 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Memory
25 June 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Special event

Enlightened
24 September 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Enlightened
24 September 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Picture Gallery
Barockzimmer, 54m2
Barockzimmer, 54 m2 © hochzeitsfotografie-ronge.de
Hedi Keller-Saal, 157m2
Hedi Keller-Saal, 157m2
Hedi Keller-Saal, 157m2 © hochzeitsfotografie-ronge.de
Hedi Keller-Saal, 157m2
Veranstaltungsraum Parterre Nebenhaus, 146m2
Veranstaltungsraum Parterre Nebenhaus, 146m2 © hochzeitsfotografie-ronge.de
Veranstaltungsraum Parterre Nebenhaus, 146m2
Veranstaltungsraum Parterre Nebenhaus, 146m2
Offers > Renting of premises

RENTING OF PREMISES

The Museum der Kulturen Basel is an exceptional venue for private guided tours or events, combined with a reception or a meal. A number of historic rooms such as the Baroque Room are available for rent for private occasions.

Contact us. We will be pleased to advise you if you’re planning an event.

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