Guided tour

Fashion
2 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Fashion
2 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pretty clothes are fun and contribute to our individuality. But how are designs created? What narratives lie hidden in the yarn? In StrawGold and other exhibitions we encounter numerous objects that provide background information as to the way we dress, and invite us to explore fashion traditions in other parts of the world.

> With Nadja Breger

Free entry

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Kids and families

My fabulous creature
2 June 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Mein Fabeltier
Kids and families
My fabulous creature
2 June 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

Using wood, furs, cloth leftovers, tulle, shells, and bags of imagination we create a mythological creature. At the same time, we consider where the materials come from. Are they natural or artificial?

> With Leah Vogler

> Material: CHF 5.–

Free entry

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Mein Fabeltier

Grasping anthropology

Who Needs this mask? Discussions concerning the restitution of cultural heritage objects
5 June 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Wer braucht diese Maske? Debatten um Rückführung von Kulturgütern
Grasping anthropology
Who Needs this mask? Discussions concerning the restitution of cultural heritage objects
5 June 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

What’s behind the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage objects? What does restitution mean for the future of anthropological museums? How does one reconcile the interests of the countries of origin with the concerns of research and conservation and the interest of museum visitors? In a short guided tour of Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania we first take a look at some “sensitive” objects before debating the issue in a podium discussion.

With Dr Anna Schmid, director of MKB, Prof Dr Elisio Macamo, University of Basel, and Prof Dr Gesine Krüger, University of Zurich.

Admission fee

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Wer braucht diese Maske? Debatten um Rückführung von Kulturgütern

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
9 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
9 June 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 – has now become 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

Admission fee

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Guided tour

From Maya script to website
16 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Von der Mayaschrift zur Website
Guided tour
From Maya script to website
16 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chiselling texts, carving signs, painting symbols, digital data world: what does generating data actually mean?

> With Christophe Schneider

Admission fee

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Von der Mayaschrift zur Website

Special event

Brass serenade
23 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brass Serenade
Special event
Brass serenade
23 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Very British, Southern Dixie charm, Brazilian fire, or do you prefer classical music after all? In this picnic concert you don’t have to make a choice, because the brass ensemble of the Basel Symphony offers a bit of everything.

> Works by William Byrd, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jim Parker, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Zequinha de Abreu, and Chris Hazell

> In case of bad weather, the concert will not take place.

Free entry to concert

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Brass Serenade

Guided tour

StrawGold
30 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
30 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

> With Eli Wilhelm

Admission fee

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Information & Services

Information & Services

Since 7 September 2011, the new entrance to the Museum der Kulturen Basel is at Münsterplatz 20.

Opening hours main building
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Monday: closed
Every first wednesday of the month: 10.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
 

Opening hours Carnival Exhibition
Thursday to Saturday: 01.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Sunday: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

> Special opening hours Museum 2019 (pdf)


How to reach us
By public transport
Take tram No. 2 (from ‘Bahnhof SBB’ or ‘Badischer Bahnhof’) to the ‘Kunstmuseum’ stop, then walk along Rittergasse and across Münsterplatz to the museum entrance at Münsterplatz 20.

By car
Take the motorway exit marked ‘Basel City’ or ‘Badischer Bahnhof’. Please follow the parking guidance system and use the multi-story car parks in the centre of Basel. There are no parking facilities at the museum.

> site plan (Google Maps)


Admission charges: Museum

Adults from age 20 CHF 16.00
Groups of 10 or more CHF 11.00
Young people under the age of 20 CHF   5.00
Trainees under the age of 30 with proof of eligibility CHF   5.00
Children under the age of 13 free
Museums-Pass-Musées free
Schweizerischer Museumspass free
Members of the Cultural Circle and ICOM/VMS free
1st sunday in the month free
Tuesday - Saturday, 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. free
1sr wednesday in the month, 7.00 - 8.00 p.m. free


Admission charges: Carnival Exhibition

Adults from age 20 CHF 7.00
Young people under the age of 20 CHF 3.00
Children under the age of 13 free


The entry charges can be paid in Euro - change in CHF.

Reduced or free admission only on presentation of proof of eligibility.

Admission to events
For selected events, workshops and guided tours, a supplement will be charged on the admission price. You can find details in the programme.

> Program


Person with disabilities
All the rooms of the museum are adapted to the needs of disabled persons.

> Information for person with disabilities (pdf)


Information about events and activities at the Museum
If you would like to receive regular information about the activities and events at the Museum der Kulturen Basel in printed form, please let us know your postal and e-mail address. You can also subscribe to our newsletter.

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Photography and filming
Taking photographs for private purposes (without tripod, flash or selfie-stick) is permitted. Commercial photography must be authorised by the museum management.


Video surveillance
For security purposes the Museum der Kulturen is monitored by video cameras. For more on our video surveillance system, click here:

> Video surveillance in the Museum der Kulturen Basel (pdf).


Some rules of conduct

  • Food and drink are not permitted in the museum.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any area of the museum.
  • Animals must be left outside. Only guide dogs and prescribed assistance dogs (you must show a medical certificate) are permitted in the museum area.
  • Backpacks, bags, suitcases etc. must be left at the cloakroom. Handbags up to A4 size may be taken into the exhibition.
  • Umbrellas must be placed into the umbrella stand provided.
  • The museum attendants are responsible for your safety and that of the exhibits. Please support the staff in their work and follow their instructions.
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