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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Architecture

Architecture –
From Haito to Herzog & De Meuron

New exhibition rooms with a separate entrance and an extravagant roof! The Museum der Kulturen Basel is taking on a new identity – in the heart of the medieval city of Basel. Modern, stylish exhibition rooms flooded with light invite you to stroll and gaze.
Nothing has shaped the Münsterplatz as much as the Minster, built in red sandstone. It was commissioned by the Bishop of Basel whose name was Haito. The striking roof with the colourful tiles will now have serious competition: If one looks from the Minster towers down on the square, the eye is drawn by the silhouette of the colourful shimmering museum roof, which fits seamlessly into the roofscape on the Münsterhügel (Minster hill). Under the direction of architects Herzog & de Meuron, a striking building has been completed – another jewel in the crown of Basel architecture.

The Neoclassical structure built by Melchior Berri in 1849 was the first building in German-speaking Switzerland to be purpose-built as a museum, and was a bold intervention in the largely medieval architecture then prevalent on the Münsterhügel. The museum was conceived as a ‘universal museum’ to house both science and art exhibits. As its stock of objects grew, and to create space for future collections, the courtyard annex, designed by architects Vischer & Söhne, was opened in 1917. A bold new extension has now been added to the Vischer building by Herzog & de Meuron, with the added storey under the impressively designed folded roof.
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