Guided tour

Secrecy
27 January 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Das Geheimnis
Guided tour
Secrecy
27 January 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every one of us and every community has its secrets. Usually we keep them locked away in our minds, but one also finds them hiding in documents and objects: what do the secret writings of Batak ritual specialists hold? What is the meaning of the female figure on a Iatmul men’s house?

> With Christophe Schneider

In German

Admission fee

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Das Geheimnis

Special event

From magic wands to doping tests – What museum objects have to say about secrets
31 January 2019 18:30 - 19:45 PM
Von Zauberstab zum Dopingtest
Special event
From magic wands to doping tests – What museum objects have to say about secrets
Was Museumsobjekte über Geheimnisse verraten
31 January 2019, 18:30 - 19:45 PM

You encounter them in powerful conspiracies, in exclusive secret societies, as well as in every family: secrets! Secrets create boundaries between insiders and outsiders, and thus also make effective instruments of social order. The exhibition Secrecy – Who’s Allowed to Know What reveals how secrets are woven into all cultural narratives.

> With the exhibition curator Tabea Buri

In German

> Ticket incl. entry to the museum CHF 25

The event is part of the VHSBB programme “Secrets – Approaching a Common Phenomenon”. Information on the programme: Volkshochschule beider Basel www.vhsbb.ch

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Von Zauberstab zum Dopingtest

Guided tour

StrawGold
3 February 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
3 February 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How come a Bavarian dirndl is made of African cloths? Moreover, in what sense are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas, and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. Get to know more about these fascinating entanglements.

> With Nadja Breger

In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

Kids’ carnival
3 February 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Kids and families
Kids’ carnival
3 February 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

We create a paper mask and add to it wild, funny, and colourful decorations with the aid of fur, cloth, lace, tulle, and colours.

> With Regina Mathez

Material: CHF 5.-

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Grasping anthropology

Noémi Speiser
6 February 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Lebensgeflecht
Grasping anthropology
Noémi Speiser
6 February 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

An intriguing lady with an intriguing passion: Noémi Speiser, 92, is an expert on interlacing and a fabric artist with a lifelong record of unravelling interlaced works of all kinds. In discussion with Sabine Rotach she talks about her fascinating research and her work as an artist. With examples of her oeuvre and objects from the collections.

In German

Admission fee

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Lebensgeflecht

Guided tour

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

In German

Admission fee

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Von der Mayaschrift zur Website

Guided tour

BIG
17 February 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
BIG
17 February 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Big doesn’t always mean the same thing. The guided tour tells you more about the cultural dimensions of bigness, with power and status providing two good examples. But how is size defined and measured? And what’s so impressive about big things?

> With Réka Mascher-Frigyesi

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Basel carnival
24 February 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Basel carnival
24 February 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Since when has the Morgestraich been a hallmark feature of carnival? Why does the Basel carnival kick off at 4 a.m. sharp on the Monday after Ash Wednesday? Get to know more about the history of the Basel carnival, its cliques, as well as the famous Guggemusigg and Schnitzelbängg.

> With Liliane Vindret

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Le Carnaval de Bâle
24 February 2019 15:00 - 16:00 PM
Guided tour
Le Carnaval de Bâle
24 February 2019, 15:00 - 16:00 PM

Depuis quand le Morgestraich existe-t-il? Pourquoi le Carnaval de Bâle commence-t-il le lundi après le mercredi des Cendres à quatre heures du matin ? Vous aurez un aperçu de l’histoire du carnaval et de ses cliques, « Guggenmusik » et vers satiriques nommés « Schnitzelbängg ».

> avec Liliane Vindret

en français

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Basel carnival
3 March 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Basel carnival
3 March 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Since when has the Morgestraich been a hallmark feature of carnival? Why does the Basel carnival kick off at 4 a.m. sharp on the Monday after Ash Wednesday? Get to know more about the history of the Basel carnival, its cliques, as well as the famous Guggemusigg and Schnitzelbängg.

> With Liliane Vindret

In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

My little stick lantern
3 March 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Kids and families
My little stick lantern
3 March 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

Forwards, march: stick lanterns are a typical feature of the Morgestraich. Make one with your own motto!

> With Regina Mathez

Material: CHF 5.-

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Grasping anthropology

How secret are secret societies?
6 March 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Wie geheim sind Bünde?
Grasping anthropology
How secret are secret societies?
6 March 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

Exclusive men’s and women’s societies exude a distinct fascination. What are often erroneously described as “secret” societies pride themselves on their impressive visual displays, including colourful dance staffs, richly symbolic costumes, and impressive masks, as we shall see on our tour of the exhibition Secrecy. With regard to European Freemasonry, we have asked an expert, himself a freemason, to provide a view from the inside.

> With Tabea Buri, curator of the exhibition Secrecy, and Michael Lang-Alsvik, freemason.

In German

Admission fee

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Wie geheim sind Bünde?

Guided tour

Basel carnival
10 March 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Basel carnival
10 March 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Since when has the Morgestraich been a hallmark feature of carnival? Why does the Basel carnival kick off at 4 a.m. sharp on the Monday after Ash Wednesday? Get to know more about the history of the Basel carnival, its cliques, as well as the famous Guggemusigg and Schnitzelbängg.

> With Margrit Gontha

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Basel carnival
10 March 2019 12:15 - 13:15 PM
Guided tour
Basel carnival
10 March 2019, 12:15 - 13:15 PM

Since when has the Morgestraich been a hallmark feature of carnival? Why does the Basel carnival kick off at 4 a.m. sharp on the Monday after Ash Wednesday? Get to know more about the history of the Basel carnival, its cliques, as well as the famous Guggemusigg and Schnitzelbängg.

> With Margrit Gontha

In German

Admission fee

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> PDF

Guided tour

Basel Carnival
10 March 2019 15:00 - 16:00 PM
Guided tour
Basel Carnival
10 March 2019, 15:00 - 16:00 PM

Since when has the Morgestraich been an essential part of our carnival? Why does the Basel carnival start on the Monday after Ash Wednesday and at four o’clock in the morning sharp? Magnificent historical rooms provide the backdrop to a comprehensive journey through all the intriguing facets of the Basel Carnival.

> with Margrit Gontha

In English

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Gender trouble
17 March 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Gender trouble
17 March 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The guided tour looks at objects from the perspective of male/female relationships, revealing a number of surprising facets about “gender trouble” in the never-ending interplay of male and female identities.

> With Eli Wilhelm

In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Thirst for knowledge meets collecting mania
21 March 2019 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Thirst for knowledge meets collecting mania
21 March 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

Human skulls, ivory tusks, and speers are among the items in our collection which today rank as sensitive objects. What made collectors acquire them? What was behind the collecting mania of earlier days, and what implications does it have for us today? Quench your thirst for knowledge.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Thirst for knowledge meets collecting mania
24 March 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for knowledge meets collecting mania
24 March 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.

> In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Secrecy
31 March 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Das Geheimnis
Guided tour
Secrecy
31 March 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every one of us and every community has its secrets. Usually we keep them locked away in our minds, but one also finds them hiding in documents and objects: what do the secret writings of Batak ritual specialists hold? What is the meaning of the female figure on a Iatmul men’s house?

> With Sabine Rotach

In German

Admission fee

> Calendar
> PDF

Das Geheimnis
Museum > Links

Links


Universität Basel


Ethnologisches Seminar der Universität Basel
www.unibas-ethno.ch
Seminar für Volkskunde / Europäische Ethnologie der Universität Basel
www.unibas.ch/volkskunde

Zentrum für Afrikastudien der Universität Basel
www.unibas-zasb.ch

Museen Basel

museen basel
www.museenbasel.ch

Historisches Museum Basel
www.hmb.ch

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
www.nmb.bs.ch

Antikenmuseum Basel
www.antikenmuseumbasel.ch

Kunstmuseum Basel
www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch

Spielzeugmuseum, Dorf- und Rebbaumuseum, Riehen
http://www.spielzeugmuseumriehen.ch
Weitere Links Basel

Basel Tourismus
www.basel.com

Offizielle Webseite des Kantons Basel-Stadt
www.basel.ch

Kantonale Verwaltung
www.bs.ch

Kantonale Integrationsstelle
www.welcome-to-basel.bs.ch

Geographisch-ethnologische Gesellschaft Basel
www.gegbasel.ch

Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel
www.fmb-basel.ch

Kulturlegi, Caritas beider Basel
www.kulturlegi.ch

Museen Schweiz

Verband der Museen der Schweiz und ICOM-Schweiz
www.museums.ch

Museumspass Musées
www.museumspass.com

Schweizerischer Museumspass
www.museumspass.ch

Museum Rietberg Zürich
www.rietberg.ch

Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
www.musethno.unizh.ch

Musée d’Ethnographie, Neuchâtel (MEN)
www.men.ch

Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève (MEG)
www.ville-ge.ch/meg

Weitere Links Schweiz

Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft
www.seg-sse.ch

Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit
www.deza.admin.ch

Arbeitskreis Tourismus & Entwicklung
www.fairunterwegs.org

Museen Ausland

Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden (NL)
www.rmv.nl

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin (D)
www.smb.museum/smb/sammlungen

Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (D)
www.hkw.de

Museum der Weltkulturen Frankfurt (D)
www.mwk-frankfurt.de

Museum für Völkerkunde Wien (A)
www.ethno-museum.ac.at

Linden Museum Stuttgart (D)
www.lindenmuseum.de

Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg (D)
www.voelkerkundemuseum.com

Rautenstrauch Joest Museum Köln (D)
www.museenkoeln.de/rautenstrauch-joest-museum

Überseemuseum Bremen (D)
www.uebersee-museum.de

Tropenmuseum Amsterdam (NL)
www.kit.nl/tropenmuseum
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