Guided tour

Memory – cancelled
7 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Memory – cancelled
Moments of remembering and forgetting
7 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The exhibition playfully reveals practices with which people commemorate important moments in life, but quickly also forget about them again. From birth to death, significant events are passed down by word of mouth, chiselled in stone, or, as the case may be, kept secret.

Free entry

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Kids and families

Do you like playing Memory? – cancelled
7 March 2021 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Spielst du gern Memory? – abgesagt
Kids and families
Do you like playing Memory? – cancelled
7 March 2021, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

Then let’s make a set, using pictures of objects from the Museum! You’ll certainly recognize the memory cards you made yourself.

With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

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Spielst du gern Memory? – abgesagt

Special event

Encountering your inner Buddha – cancelled
13 March 2021 10:30 - 11:10 AM
Special event
Encountering your inner Buddha – cancelled
13 March 2021, 10:30 - 11:10 AM

We invite you to a meditation session amidst a host of Buddhas. Starting point of the contemplation is a Buddha image and the qualities it represents. Set out on a journey to inner peace in a guided meditation session.

With Zen monk Michel Ayguesparsse of Angyo Zen Dojo Basel

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Enlightened – cancelled
14 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Enlightened – cancelled
Die Welt der Buddhas
14 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Admission fee

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Guided tour

World views – cancelled
21 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weltsichten – abgesagt
Guided tour
World views – cancelled
21 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the museum and its history: get to hear about adventurous expeditions and meticulous collecting, discover surprising objects from all corners of the world, and learn what modern anthropology is all about.

Admission fee

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Weltsichten – abgesagt

Guided tour

Visioni sul mondo – annullata
21 March 2021 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Visioni sul mondo – annullata
Guided tour
Visioni sul mondo – annullata
21 March 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

Vi invitiamo a scoprire il nostro museo e la sua storia : apprenderte degli avventurosi viaggi d’esplorazione ed il collezionismo meticoloso, vedrete sorprendenti oggeti da tutto il mondo es vi farte un’idea dei moderni campi di recerca dell’etnologia.

> Con Antonio Russo

Alla visita guidata sono ammessi al massimo 15 persone. Riceviamo volentieri le vostre registrazioni al numero 061 266 56 00 o per email info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch

Ingresso

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Visioni sul mondo – annullata

Special event

Making the world – cancelled
25 March 2021 18:30 - 20:00 PM
Special event
Making the world – cancelled
Gelebte Welten
25 March 2021, 18:30 - 20:00 PM

We have the great pleasure of inviting you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Making the world – cancelled
28 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Making the world – cancelled
Gelebte Welten
28 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Arranged in five groups, objects held by MKB are juxtaposed with works from the Kunstmuseum, revealing how humans shape the world they inhabit and how, in turn, they themselves are shaped by it. The guided tour explores the traces of this interrelationship.

Admission fee

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Library > Information & Services

Library

The library of the Museum der Kulturen Basel and of the Ethnological Seminar of Basel University is the largest and oldest specialised ethnological library in Switzerland.
With a collection of roughly 100,000 publications – including 200 current scientific journals – the library has a vast range of resources to offer. Its focus is on the museum’s diverse fields of collection and on anthropological theory.
In addition the library holds a collection of children and adolescents’ books from the estate of Elisabeth-Brigitte Schindler-Holzapfel. For access to the collection, please consult the library.

Borrowing materials
The library’s stock is listed in the online-catalogue of IDS Basel/Bern [http://aleph.unibas.ch/menu.html]. Borrowing is open to all holders of an IDS user card and free of charge. The vast majority of media are kept in closed stacks and must be ordered online (exceptions: current issues of journals, a selection of reference books, and new acquisitions in the open access area). Following your online order, the materials will be set aside for you to collect within one week for usage at home or in the reading room.

Returning materials
Books can only be returned during library office hours or else sent by post.

Indexing system
The materials are indexed according to the OWC (geographic) and OCM (subject) classification systems, allowing you a detailed search of the anthropological literature.

> Literature search by OCW and OWC (pdf - in german)
> Catalogue IDS Basel Bern
> Elektronische Medien Ethnologie

Further Links
> University Library Basel
> Ethnological Seminar of Basel University

General Information
> Access and Use (pdf)

> Publication Exchange (pdf - in german)
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