Guided tour

Doing field research in the Minster
28 July 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Auf Feldforschung im Münster
Guided tour
Doing field research in the Minster
28 July 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For once, talk in the Basel Minster is not about theology or art history, but about anthropology. Following a 30-minute crash course in the Museum der Kulturen Basel on what anthropology is all about, we explore the Basel Minster from a new perspective: what does the church’s main porch tell us about social belonging? In how far is a church service also a performance?

Start: Museum der Kulturen Basel
End: Basel Minster

> With Antonio Russo

In German

Admission fee

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Auf Feldforschung im Münster

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
4 August 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
4 August 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 Christophe Schneider

In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

We design a measuring rod
4 August 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Kids and families
We design a measuring rod
4 August 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

In earlier days, people used to measure in feet, hands, and cubits – until someone invented the measuring rod. Here you get the chance to design and decorate your own measuring rod.

> With Leah Vogler

Free entry

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Grasping anthropology

Reporting from the field
7 August 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Berichte aus dem Feld
Grasping anthropology
Reporting from the field
7 August 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

What’s it like cruising the streets of Bobo-Dioulasso with a cabby all night long? What do you learn from a contemporary artist if you accompany him at every step and turn? How does your attitude change when you see how old plastic bottles being guarded like treasures in Côte d’Ivoire? MA students from the Institute of Social Anthropology talk about their fieldwork experiences in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.

> With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

Admission fee

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Berichte aus dem Feld

Guided tour

Best of
11 August 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Best-of
Guided tour
Best of
11 August 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The most valuable, the best known, and the most popular – the “Best of” guided tour presents select objects from all exhibitions. At the same time, we question the criteria of such rankings. What are they based on: collectors’ interests, scientific value, or personal preferences? What’s at the top of your personal list, and why?

> With Reingard Dirscherl

In German

Admission fee

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Best-of

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
18 August 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
18 August 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 curator Beatrice Voirol

Admission fee

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Special event

Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
22 August 2019 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
22 August 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

Scary yet beautiful demons commonly populate Asian puppetry. Just about every play also features a jester who makes fun of the reigning societal and political conditions. Let yourself to be drawn into these gripping stories about love and life.

In German

Free entry

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Guided tour

Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
25 August 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
25 August 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 curator Richard Kunz

In German

Admission fee

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Workshop for adults

Orizomegami – paper shibori
31 August 2019 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM
Orizomegami – Shibori mit Papier
Workshop for adults
Orizomegami – paper shibori
31 August 2019, 11:00 AM - 16:00 PM

In Japan, cloths are often patterned with the aid of different shibori techniques, requiring a lot of folding, pressing, and tying. In the workshop we modify some of these techniques to decorate (Japanese) paper for use as greeting cards and bookmarks, for binding books, or for wrapping gifts.

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

16 participants at most, please register by Mon 26.8. under 061 266 56 32 or at info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

In German

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Orizomegami – Shibori mit Papier

Special event

Ear and eye, hand and heart
1 September 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Ear and eye, hand and heart
1 September 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With the Basel Symphony Orchestra. Rap, songs, and sign language by MIX!T.

Arranged and directed by Sarah Chaksad

Pure enjoyment: bring with you a picnic basket, we’ll see to the music and the ambience.

The concert will only take place in dry weather. Check whether the concert will be held owing to the weather conditions at www.sinfonieorchesterbasel.ch

Free entry

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Kids and families

Create your own shadow play
1 September 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Mach dir dein eigenes Schattentheater
Kids and families
Create your own shadow play
1 September 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

The new exhibition “Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon” features a host of shadow play figures for you to discover. We create our own figures and bring them to life with the help of flashlights.

> With Leah Vogler

Free entry

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Mach dir dein eigenes Schattentheater

Guided tour

Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
1 September 2019 15:00 - 16:00 PM
Guided tour
Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
1 September 2019, 15:00 - 16:00 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

Free entry

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Special event

Displayable or not?
4 September 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Displayable or not?
4 September 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The exhibition “Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania” is all about sensitive objects. Some are on display, others not. What are the reasons for showing some but not others?

> With curator Beatrice Voirol

In German

Admission fee

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Grasping anthropology

Figures in the theatre – guided tour and discussion
4 September 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Grasping anthropology
Figures in the theatre – guided tour and discussion
4 September 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

Humans are not the only beings that can tell a story on stage. In fact, puppetry thrives on seemingly lifeless actors and objects. On a tour of the exhibition “Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon” we learn about different forms of puppetry, among them the Indonesian Wayang Golek. After the tour, curator Richard Kunz and the directors of the Basel Puppet Theatre Festival, Kathrin Doppler and Marius Kopp, discuss what makes the puppet theatre such a special performance form.

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
8 September 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
8 September 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 Réka Mascher-Frigyesi

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

StrawGold
15 September 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
15 September 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 entanglements.

> With Nadja Breger

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

World views
22 September 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weltsichten
Guided tour
World views
22 September 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite you to explore our house and learn about its history: you get to hear about adventurous expeditions and meticulous collecting and discover surprising objects from all over the world.

> With Antonio Russo

In German

Admission fee

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Weltsichten

Special event

Il y a des oiseaux dans l’aquarium – There are birds in the aquarium
25 - 29 September 2019 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Il y a des oiseaux dans l'aquarium – There are birds in the aquarium
Special event
Il y a des oiseaux dans l’aquarium – There are birds in the aquarium
von Magali Rousseau, Company L'Insolite Mécanique
25 - 29 September 2019, 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

By Magali Rousseau, Company L’Insolite Mécanique

Flying machines as a theatre of illusions: in the context of the 10th International Basel Puppet Theatre Festival BAFF! we’re creating an interactive space for human beings and objects in the Hedi Keller Room of the Museum. The poetic flying machines created by the French artist enchant through their spiritedness and their moving mechanical bodies and coax viewers into interacting with them. 

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Il y a des oiseaux dans l'aquarium – There are birds in the aquarium

Guided tour

Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
29 September 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon
29 September 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 Eli Wilhelm

In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Mr Punch’s devilish conundrum. Or: the secret of sulking
29 September 2019 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Kasper in Teufelsküche. Oder: Das Geheimnis der schlechten Laune
Special event
Mr Punch’s devilish conundrum. Or: the secret of sulking
von Marc Becker, Uraufführung
29 September 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

The award-winning “Thalia’s Kompagnons” have travelled far and wide with their characters and stories and are now paying a visit to BAFF! with their play. In it, Mr Punch suffers an identity crisis after drinking a fiendish concoction, which throws him into a sullen mood. Unfortunately, the crisis also spreads to his friends, making them seriously doubt their roles in the play. Can our hero save the Punch and Judy show?

Play: Tristan Vogt; directed and stage-set by Joachim Torbahn

Limited seating

Admission fee

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Kasper in Teufelsküche. Oder: Das Geheimnis der schlechten Laune

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

You are cordially invited.

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

Education and Outreach

Sabine Rotach (Head of department), Email
Leah Vogler (Head of department ad Interim), E-Mail
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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