A Fabulous 2021

The show “Animalistic”, as of August, is a joint venture involving four museums in which animals play a leading role. Towards the end of the year, the exhibition “Snow” is sure to guarantee a White Christmas.


Animalistic – No Culture Without Animals

27 August 2021 – 17 October 2022

For a long time, the supremacy of humans over animals was an undisputed fact. But this has changed. Today, animals are regarded as acting beings that co-shape life. In a joint project, four Basel museums address the relationship between humans and animals from different perspectives. The Museum der Kulturen Basel focuses on what influence animals have on different spheres of human life in diverse cultures.


19 November 2021 – 9 January 2022

Snowflakes transform the world. Like through a white filter, we perceive our surroundings with different eyes. The exhibition shows how snow changes our perception, emotions, and expectations, and explores how we as humans adapt to wintry conditions: How do we move through and across snow? How do we protect our bodies and houses? And what happens if the snow itself needs our protection and “white Christmases” become ever rarer?