Until a few years ago, the territory of the Naga people in the border area of Northeast India and Myanmar (Burma) appeared as a blank spot on Western world maps. Today, after having been sealed off for many years, travellers are allowed back into the area which became the federal state Nagaland in 1963. Against this background the Museum der Kulturen now sheds light on the aesthetically exceptional cultural heritage of this people in a special exhibition. For the first time select pieces from Naga collections that were assembled over the last 120 years by the museums in Berlin, Munich and Basel are being shown to the public.
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The exhibition also features works by the artist Cristina Fessler. In her work cycle «Nagaland-Transfer 1992-2008» the Zurich-based artist deals intensively with Naga art and what her own imagination sees in, and draws from, it.
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Opening times
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00 h
closed: 24./25. + 31.12.08-01.01.09 + 03./04.03.09

Augustinergasse 8, 4051 Basel

Admission fees
CHF 7.- / 5.-

Private tours
Please contact T +41 (0)61 266 56 32 / info@mkb.ch

The exhibition is complemented by a rich supporting programme including guided tours, workshops, lectures, exhibition talks and special offers for schools.
Agenda August-December 08 (pdf)

Shop window
The boutique «Daniela Spillmann - Couture-à-porter» (Rheinsprung 1, 4051 Basel) is showing textiles from Nagaland in its display window from 18.08.-15.09.08 and again from 05.01.-19.01.09. - The shop in the Museum der Kulturen offers an exclusive selection of Naga products and handicrafts.

Dine like in Nagaland
During the whole period of the exhibition the Restaurant «Mandir» (Spalenvorstadt 9, 4051 Basel) is offering culinary specialities from the Indian state of Nagaland.

Naga Exhibition in Zürich
The Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich is showing a complementary exhibition under the title «Naga - Schmuck und Asche» from 7 June 2008 to 1 March 2009.
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