Guided tour

Best-of
26 May 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Best-of
Guided tour
Best-of
26 May 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

Admission fee

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Best-of

Guided tour

Fashion
2 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Fashion
2 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pretty clothes are fun and contribute to our individuality. But how are designs created? What narratives lie hidden in the yarn? In StrawGold and other exhibitions we encounter numerous objects that provide background information as to the way we dress, and invite us to explore fashion traditions in other parts of the world.

> With Nadja Breger

Free entry

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Kids and families

My fabulous creature
2 June 2019 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Mein Fabeltier
Kids and families
My fabulous creature
2 June 2019, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

Using wood, furs, cloth leftovers, tulle, shells, and bags of imagination we create a mythological creature. At the same time, we consider where the materials come from. Are they natural or artificial?

> With Leah Vogler

> Material: CHF 5.–

Free entry

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Mein Fabeltier

Grasping anthropology

Who Needs this mask? Discussions concerning the restitution of cultural heritage objects
5 June 2019 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Wer braucht diese Maske? Debatten um Rückführung von Kulturgütern
Grasping anthropology
Who Needs this mask? Discussions concerning the restitution of cultural heritage objects
5 June 2019, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

What’s behind the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage objects? What does restitution mean for the future of anthropological museums? How does one reconcile the interests of the countries of origin with the concerns of research and conservation and the interest of museum visitors? In a short guided tour of Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania we first take a look at some “sensitive” objects before debating the issue in a podium discussion.

With Dr Anna Schmid, director of MKB, Prof Dr Elisio Macamo, University of Basel, and Prof Dr Gesine Krüger, University of Zurich.

Admission fee

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Wer braucht diese Maske? Debatten um Rückführung von Kulturgütern

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
9 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania
9 June 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.

> With Reingard Dirscherl

Admission fee

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Guided tour

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

Admission fee

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Von der Mayaschrift zur Website

Special event

Brass serenade
23 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brass Serenade
Special event
Brass serenade
23 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Very British, Southern Dixie charm, Brazilian fire, or do you prefer classical music after all? In this picnic concert you don’t have to make a choice, because the brass ensemble of the Basel Symphony offers a bit of everything.

> Works by William Byrd, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jim Parker, Stephen Foster, George Gershwin, Zequinha de Abreu, and Chris Hazell

> In case of bad weather, the concert will not take place.

Free entry to concert

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Brass Serenade

Guided tour

StrawGold
30 June 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
StrawGold
30 June 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Why is a Bavarian dirndl made of African cloths? Moreover, in what way are these cloths still African? Objects, ideas and technologies have been travelling between cultures since time immemorial. Learn more about these fascinating entanglements.

> With Eli Wilhelm

Admission fee

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01.07.2016
Exhibition

BIG

Things Interpretations Dimensions

Permanent exhibition

 

Big is great! Big things impress us and evoke awe. But what is so fascinating about size? Does big mean the same thing across the world or are there cultural differences? Who sets the measures, how are height, length and width defined? We take a close look at big things and their meanings. Come and judge for yourself. Cultural dimensions of size in focus – the new exhibition BIG – Things Interpretations Dimensions.

We wish to thank the L. & Th. La Roche Foundation for generously supporting this exhibition.

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Picture Gallery
Kultfigur kaia imunu Papua-Neuguinea, vor 1931, Vb 8070 ©MKB, Foto: Omar Lemke
Schattenspielfigur des Kumbhakarna Südindien, vor 1964, IIa 3175 ©MKB, Foto: Omar Lemke
Maske hareigha aus Papua-Neuguinea, kann bis zu 12 Meter hoch sein, vor 1926 © MKB
Indisches Zeremonialschild eines Kriegers, 160 cm, vor 1937 © MKB
Ein Hummer als Sarg aus Westafrika, Länge 224cm, Künstler: Kudjoe Affutu; Ge-schenk Museum Tinguely © MKB
Das Verschlingungsungeheuer kaia imunu aus Papua-Neuguinea, 330 cm, vor 1931 © MKB
Brasilianischer Gürtel aus Jaguarfell, 70cm, vor 1964 © MKB
Mass für Opferhühner aus Bali – der Lochdurchmesser beträgt 5 cm, vor 1973 © MKB
Die buddhistische Gebetskette Mâlâ besteht aus 108 Perlen und ist 20cm lang, Tibet Mitte 20. Jh. © MKB
Giebelmaske der Männerkulthäuser, aus Papua-Neuguinea, vor 1930 © MKB
Zählstab, verwendet beim Kauf von Frauen in Papua-Neuguinea, 148cm, vor 1930 © MKB
Die Maske Churukchruk aus Papua-Neuguinea symbolisiert die Fruchtbarkeit der Gärten, 245cm, vor 1914 © MKB
Impressions
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