Special event

Best of Shakespeare – cancelled
7 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Best of Shakespeare – cancelled
7 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With members of the Basel Symphony Orchestra

Works by Sergei Prokofiev und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Pure enjoyment in the museum courtyard: bring with you a picnic basket, a folding chair, or a blanket, we’ll provide the music and entertainment.

Concert in dry weather only. Check whether the concert is on at www.sinfonieorchesterbasel.ch

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Kids and families

The golden antelope and other animal puppets
7 June 2020 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Die goldene Gazelle und andere Tier-Marionetten
Kids and families
The golden antelope and other animal puppets
7 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

In the Indian story Ramayana, Prince Rama sets out on a hunt for the beautiful golden antelope, as shown in the exhibition Bhima, Mr Punch, and the Demon. In the workshop we make our own golden antelope or some other puppet figure.

> With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

Free entry

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Die goldene Gazelle und andere Tier-Marionetten

Guided tour

Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
7 June 2020 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Guided tour
Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon
7 June 2020, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

Puppetry hinges on seemingly lifeless figures 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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Kids and families

10 years of mini.musik – cancelled
14 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10 Jahre mini.musik – abgesagt
Kids and families
10 years of mini.musik – cancelled
14 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The concert series mini.musik is celebrating its 10th anniversary – join in the celebrations! At the anniversary concert in the museum courtyard, the Basel Symphony Orchestra digs deep into its musical treasure chest and comes up with a fireworks of music.

With Irena Müller-Brozovic, concept and presentation, Norbert Steinwarz, choreography and dance

 

Concert in dry weather only. Check whether the concert is on at www.sinfonieorchesterbasel.ch

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10 Jahre mini.musik – abgesagt

Guided tour

Gender trouble
14 June 2020 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Gender Trouble
Guided tour
Gender trouble
14 June 2020, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

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

> With Nadja Breger

> In German

Admission fee

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Gender Trouble

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
21 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
21 June 2020, 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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Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut

Guided tour

Memory
28 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Memory
28 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The exhibition playfully reveals the manifold practices of how people remember specific moments in life, but also how they are quickly forgotten. From birth to death, significant events are passed on by word of mouth, carved in stone, or, as the case may be, never disclosed.  

> With curator Alex Brust

> In German

Admission fee

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Special event

Enlightened
19 November 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Enlightened
19 November 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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06.07.2014
Exhibition

Make-up

shaped for life?

27 September 2013 - 6 July 2014

The exhibition “Make-up – Shaped for Life?” explores the practice of body modification in all its forms. Body decoration is a feature common to all cultures and ages. Making alterations to the body and skin appears to be something basically human. People do it to express belonging to a specific group, with the intention of matching an ideal or in the hope of re-inventing themselves and setting themselves apart from others. What do individuals do to their skin and bodies – how far are they prepared to go? The exhibition covers the full range of practices from make-up, body painting, tat¬toos, piercing, scarification to complete body transformation.


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Picture Gallery
Japanese make-up set including a substance for blackening teeth (ohaguro); © MKB
Pre-Columbian tomb pottery featuring face painting, clay, Peru; © MKB
Tattoo on thigh, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013
Iatmul ceremonial chair featuring ornamental scars, Papua New Guinea; © MKB
Ceramic figure with nose piercing, Puruha, Ecuador; © MKB
Body modifications: Tattoo, piercing, silicone implant, model: Sandy Caracciolo; © MKB, photo: Derek Li Wan Po, 2013
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