What do we understand by the term mission? The religious mapping of the world? To mark the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Basel Mission, the exhibition "Mission possible? The Basel Mission Collection – Reflecting Cultural Encounters" wishes to shed some light on the life and work of the missionaries abroad.
The exhibition takes you on a journey through Ghana, India, China, Cameroon and Indonesia – former Basel Mission work areas – showing what the missionaries’ tasks were and highlighting successes as well as failures. The purpose of the objects collected by the missionaries was to render "an authentic picture of the conditions abroad, especially of the religious condition of foreign peoples".