About the Museum


Interior View, Museum der Kulturen
© MKB 2013, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Derek Li Wan Po

Museum der Kulturen

Museum der Kulturen
Exterior View, Museum der Kulturen
© MKB 2013, Museum der Kulturen Basel

Exterior View, Museum der Kulturen

Interior View, Museum der Kulturen
© MKB 2013, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Derek Li Wan Po

Museum der Kulturen

Museum der Kulturen
The Museum der Kulturen Basel is the largest anthropological museum in Switzerland. Its collection, with roughly 300,000 artefacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, includes many masterpieces to match its world-renowned textile collection. After comprehensive renovation work that included an addition by star architects Herzog and de Meuron, the Museum der Kulturen Basel reopened to the public in 2011. Since that time, the museum’s main focus has been on contemporary issues, both in its temporary and permanent exhibitions, which shed light on the links and interrelations between different life worlds at different times.

Collection Highlights


StrohGold, Ebene03,
Transformation stories of today: pet bottles become clothes, designed by Issey Miyake
Ausstellung; Fasnacht; Fasnachtsausstellung
Handmade 'Waggis' masks made for Basel carnival
Gross
Installation view, Different cultures have different ways and means of measure
Gross
Gable masks of ceremonial men’s houses from Papua New Guinea
Gross
Bis poles from Indonesia, house posts from Papua New Guinea and ancestral or grade figures from Vanuatu
Museum der Kulturen: Collection Highlights
StrohGold, Ebene03,
© MKB , Derek Li Wan Po
Transformation stories of today: pet bottles become clothes, designed by Issey Miyake
Ausstellung; Fasnacht; Fasnachtsausstellung
© MKB , Omar Lemke
Handmade 'Waggis' masks made for Basel carnival
Gross
© MKB, Omar Lemke
Installation view, Different cultures have different ways and means of measure
Gross
© MKB, Omar Lemke
Gable masks of ceremonial men’s houses from Papua New Guinea
Gross
© MKB, Omar Lemke
Bis poles from Indonesia, house posts from Papua New Guinea and ancestral or grade figures from Vanuatu

Exhibitions


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Museum der Kulturen, Ausstellung MIGRATION

Migration

19 May 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
RH-14147

The Star of Bethlehem

17 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
IVb-634

Sun, Moon and Stars

18 May 2017 - 20 Jan 2018
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