Guided tour

StrawGold
17 November 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
17 November 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. Learn more about these fascinating histories of entanglement.

> With Reingard Dirscherl

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Mother and Child
21 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Mother and Child
21 November 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

The focus of the Christmas exhibition is on an unequal couple: mother and child. Their relationship is defined by sentiments and cultural norms. Sculptures and paintings reveal the whole gamut of emotions, from idealization and admiration to tenderness and grief.

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Mother and child
24 November 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
24 November 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

Admission fee

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Visitors with special needs

Mother and child in images
24 November 2019 14:00 - 16:00 PM
Visitors with special needs
Mother and child in images
24 November 2019, 14:00 - 16:00 PM

Just about every culture holds its own ideas about motherhood, ideal parents, and good children, and conveys these in images. In the exhibition we go in search of these images and ideas. In the workshop we use origami techniques to make picture frames for our drawings and photographs.

> With Lua Leirner and Regina Mathez, Learning and Programmes

Limited number of participants

Please register by Fri 15.11. under 061 266 56 32 or at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

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Workshop for adults

In Japan, the wrapping is part of the gift
30 November 2019 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM
In Japan beginnt das Geschenk mit der Verpackung
Workshop for adults
In Japan, the wrapping is part of the gift
30 November 2019, 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM

Japanese men and women pay as much attention to a present’s wrapping as to the gift itself. We show and explain various knotting and folding techniques with which objects of varying shapes and sizes can be wrapped in style. A gift acquires special meaning if it is wrapped in a furoshiki, a square cloth, instead of paper.

> With Regina Mathez, Learning and Programmes, and curator Stephanie Lovász

> In German

Please bring along an object for you to wrap, and a picnic for lunch!

16 participants at most, please register by Fri 22.11. under 061 266 56 32 or at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

CHF 95.–

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In Japan beginnt das Geschenk mit der Verpackung

Guided tour

Mother and child
1 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
1 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world.

> With Antonio Russo

> In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

1 2 3 – A matryoshka and two kids
1 December 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
1 2 3 – Eine Matrjoschka und zwei Kinder
Kids and families
1 2 3 – A matryoshka and two kids
1 December 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

What is hidden in the belly of this wooden figure? One thing is for sure: your matryoshka set will turn out very colourful.

> With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

Free entry

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1 2 3 – Eine Matrjoschka und zwei Kinder

Grasping anthropology

Mamma Mia & Ave Maria
4 December 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Grasping anthropology
Mamma Mia & Ave Maria
4 December 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

This evening is also a feast for the ears: in the guided tour, the sculptures and pictures of mothers with their children are complemented by songs from different styles and genres.

> With curator Tabea Buri and Florence Roth, exhibition assistant

> In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
8 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
8 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Puppetry thrives on seemingly lifeless actors and objects. Let yourself to be drawn into these gripping stories about love and life.

> With Nadja Breger

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Maternal deities
11 December 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Maternal deities
11 December 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mother Earth, Virgin Mary, primeval mother – the mother figure is associated with divinity in a wide range of contexts. We look at the different ways Virgin Mary and Jesus are represented and compare them with images of other maternal deities.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

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Special event

Artfully wrapped
14 - 15 December 2019 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Kunstvoll verpackt
Special event
Artfully wrapped
14 - 15 December 2019, 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

In our museum shop you will find special gifts for all ages and occasions. This weekend, we offer a special pre-Christmas service: whatever you choose – scarf, jewellery, book, or game – we will wrap your gift Japanese style.

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Kunstvoll verpackt

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
15 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
15 December 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 – is now 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

> In German

Admission fee

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Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut

Guided tour

Mother and child
22 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Mother and child
22 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From the Virgin Mary to #regrettingmotherhood: On the guided tour we encounter a wide range of mother and child relationships. Sculptures and pictures reveal how differently the unequal couple is represented across the world..

> With Eli Wilhelm

> In German

Admission fee

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Kids and families

Mother and child
29 December 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kids and families
Mother and child
29 December 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you know that, in earlier days, children were told that babies grow on trees like apples? Have you heard the story of the Indian god Krishna who was adopted and raised by a family of shepherds? On this joint tour, parents and children together get to know stories, objects, and images that tell about family life across the globe.

> With curator Tabea Buri

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Memory
25 June 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Memory
25 June 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Special event

Enlightened
24 September 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Enlightened
24 September 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Museum > Personnel

Personnel

Director
Dr. Anna Schmid

Deputy Director
Richard Kunz, Email

Director's Assistant

Aila Özvegyi, Email


Scientific Departments

 

Africa

Isabella Bozsa, curator ad interim (Head of department), Email
Nadège Kittel, scientific auxiliary assistant

America

Alexander Brust, curator (Head of department), Email
Natalia Hernanz Garcia, scientific auxiliary assistant

Europe

Tabea Buri, curator (Head of department), Email
Anja Orschulko, scientific auxiliary assistant

Oceania

Dr. Beatrice Voirol, curator (Head of department), Email
Michèle Monnier, scientific auxiliary assistant

South-East Asia

Richard Kunz, curator (Head of department), Email
Christina Zinsstag, scientific auxiliary assistant

South, Central and East Asia

Stephanie Lovász, curator (Head of department), Email
Silvia Greber, scientific auxiliary assistant

Exhibition assistance

Florence Roth, E-Mail

Volunteer

Ursula Regehr

Education and Outreach

Sabine Rotach (Head of department), Email
Aila Özvegyi (Co-Head of department), Email
Leah Vogler
Regina Mathez
Nadja Breger
Reingard Dirscherl
Margrit Gontha-Hunziker
Sarah Labhardt Hadinia
Lua Leirner
Réka Mascher-Frigyesi
Antonio Russo
Christophe Schneider
Liliane Vindret-Meier
Elisabeth Wilhelm-Kouba


Public Relations
Andrea Mašek, Email
Micha Gasser


Marketing
Susanne Wirz, Email

Administration
Ursula Iff (Head of Department), Email
Nadja Siebentritt

Secretariat

Seraina Allenbach (Head of department), Email
Fabienne Moser
Timon Peter, apprentice


Book-Keeping
Denise Jost, Email

Personnel Administration
Michèle Wilhelm, Email

Design and Technology

Andreas Winter (Head of department), Email
Marcel Eglin

Zae Csitei, apprentice


Collection and Stocks
Adrian Wisler (Head of department), Email
Martino Meier
Stephan Meyer

Administration of the Collections Documentation
Jan Eppenberger, Email

Conservation and Restoration
Claudia Geissmann (Head of department), Email
Anne-Rose Bringel
Urs Lang
Stephanie Wümmers

Library

Angelika Kutter (Head of department), Email
Maria Eisenächer
Urs Volken


Photo Archives
Doris Kähli, Email

Photo Studio
Omar Lemke, Email

Information Technology

Michaela Blatter, Email

Caretaker/caretaking services

Thomas Maier (Head of department), Email
Remigius Lenzin-Wenk
Diana Graf


Front Services

Michèle Klöckler (Head of department), Email
Markus Bielser (Deputy head of department)
Rajakrishnan Anandakrishnan
Monika Beck

Esra Blaser
Martin Braun
Alina Buzun
Arminda da Costa
Alvaro de Taddeo
Eric Dürrenberger
Samaya Gisler
Beatrice Gubelmann
Liliana Gurtner

Salome Kübler
Astrid Lyrer
Vincent Mahrer
Katharina Sciascia
Ricardo Trigos

Selma Weber
Ursula Weder
Wilfried Züger


Museum Commission
lic. rer. pol. Hans-Rudolf Hufschmid (President)
Prof. Dr. Till Förster
lic. rer. pol. Christoph Fuchs
Christine Gebhardt-Berger
Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch
Prof. Dr. Walter Leimgruber

Prof. Elisio Macamo
Catherine Oeri
Elisabeth Sarasin Reiff
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