125 years Museum der Kulturen Basel

Visions for the Future
15 November 2018 18:30 - 21:00 PM
Zukunftsvisionen
125 years Museum der Kulturen Basel
Visions for the Future
15 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:00 PM

Generation Z is our future. How do they tick? What gives them a kick? How do you reach them and bring them to the museum? The panel with Andrea Schenker-Wicki, rector of the University of Basel, Anna Schmid, director of MKB, and Yannick Blättler, representative of Generation Z and founder of Neoviso, discusses possible answers.

> Host: Dan Wiener

In German

Free entry

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Zukunftsvisionen

Guided tour

Take your pick
18 November 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Take your pick
18 November 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What happens when, for once, the general public gets to select the objects for an exhibition? You’ll be surprised with what you find on the guided tour of our anniversary exhibition.

> With Sabine Rotach

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Views of the world
25 November 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weltsichten
Guided tour
Views of the world
25 November 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To mark our 125th anniversary we invite you to explore our house and its history: you get to hear about adventurous expeditions and meticulous collecting, see surprising objects from all corners of the world, and learn what modern anthropology is all about.

In German

Admission fee

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Weltsichten

Guided tour

Take your pick
2 December 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Take your pick
2 December 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What happens when, for once, the general public gets to select the objects for an exhibition? You’ll be surprised with what you find on the guided tour of our anniversary exhibition.

> With Eli Wilhelm

In German

Free entry

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Kids and families

Twinkle, twinkle little star
2 December 2018 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Funkel, funkel, kleiner Stern
Kids and families
Twinkle, twinkle little star
2 December 2018, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

We make glittering and colourful stars using different types of paper for you to take home or give away.

> With Regina Mathez

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Funkel, funkel, kleiner Stern

Grasping anthropology

Secrets of faith – guided tour and discussion
5 December 2018 18:15 - 19:45 PM
Glaubensgeheimnisse
Grasping anthropology
Secrets of faith – guided tour and discussion
5 December 2018, 18:15 - 19:45 PM

Where has the Buddhist monk Padmasambhava hidden his holy books? In which stones from the Amazon rainforest do spirit beings dwell? How does wine transform into the blood of Christ? Every faith has its secrets!

> With the curators Alexander Brust, Stephanie Lovász, Richard Kunz, and Tabea Buri.

In German

Admission fee

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Glaubensgeheimnisse

125 years Museum der Kulturen Basel

Passing the Baton to the Basel Minster
9 December 2018 10:00 AM - 19:30 PM
Stabsübergabe an das Basler Münster
125 years Museum der Kulturen Basel
Passing the Baton to the Basel Minster
9 December 2018, 10:00 AM - 19:30 PM

The eventful year ends with a token of good neighbourliness: we pass on the anniversary baton to the Basel Minster, which in 2019 is celebrating its consecration one thousand years ago. Together with Minster Reverend Caroline Schröder we cross the Minster Square in a festive procession – with a boat from our collections in tow to symbolize the crossing. Temporarily the vessel will lie at anchor in the nave of the Minster.

 

A rich and varied programme throughout the day in the Museum and the Minster.

Free entry

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Stabsübergabe an das Basler Münster

Guided tour

Sun, Moon and Stars
16 December 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Sun, Moon and Stars
16 December 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are celestial bodies gods or stars? Omens or merely phenomena? Every culture and age entertains its own perception of heavenly bodies, as objects like the statue of the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh or the Indonesian horoscope go to show. The guided tour explores the many ways celestial bodies were and are understood and put to use, ranging from everyday items to venerated ritual objects.

> With Margrit Gontha

In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Celebrating
19 December 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Celebrating
19 December 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is how people celebrate in other parts of the world: learn about feasts and celebrating in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Ghana with our curators.

> With Karin Kaufmann, Beatrice Voirol, Isabella Bozsa, and Richard Kunz.

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Take your pick
23 December 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Take your pick
23 December 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What happens when, for once, the general public gets to select the objects for an exhibition? You’ll be surprised with what you find on the guided tour of our anniversary exhibition.

> With Sabine Rotach

In German

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Sun, Moon and Stars
30 December 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Sun, Moon and Stars
30 December 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are celestial bodies gods or stars? Omens or merely phenomena? Every culture and age entertains its own perception of heavenly bodies, as objects like the statue of the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh or the Indonesian horoscope go to show. The guided tour explores the many ways celestial bodies were and are understood and put to use, ranging from everyday items to venerated ritual objects.

> With Margrit Gontha

In German

Admission fee

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Museum Shop

Museum Shop

You can always find an original, suitable gift in the new museum shop in the entrance area.
The museum attaches great importance to promoting local arts and crafts when selecting the products.The museum places great value on fair trade and socially acceptable conditions of production.

The shop’s wide variety of goods, attuned to the exhibitions and the seasons, includes the museum’s publications on current exhibitions and other topics. You will also find a large selection of traditional handicraft items from all parts of the world as well as home accessories, jewellery, textile, stationery and toys.

Visit us in the free entrance area or look in when you visit the museum the next time.

You can also order exhibition publications and specialist books published by the museum from our online shop. We accept VISA and Mastercard. In Switzerland we also deliver against invoice.

Order by phone from Monday to Friday under +41 61 266 56 84
Picture Gallery
Körbe aus Afrika, Zimbabwe, handgemacht und fair gehandelt
Tuc Tuc Dampfboot, aus recycliertem Blech, Indien
Schlüsselanhänger Sorgenpüppchen aus Guatemala, handgemacht und fair gehandelt
Exklusives Origami-Papier in verschiedenen Formaten und Motiven
Das Glas speichert während des Tages Energie, die es dann im Dunkeln in Form von Licht widergibt.
Aufbereitete Saris aus Indien werden zu kunstvollen Tüchern und Stolas verarbeitet.
Glarner Tüechli; Baumwolle, 75×70 cm
„Little Sun“ – eine kleine Sonne mit Solarmodul und LED-Licht
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