History and tradition
Nature and environment
The most important business in the city and region of Baselused to be the silk ribbon industry. Since the 16th century silk ribbons from Basel were considered as top-notch standard in international fashion. The exhibition focuses on the rise and decline of the silk ribbon industry in the 19th and early 20th century and the consequences for workers and factory owners. Various silk ribbons showcase the beauty of the art and two fully functioning weaving looms complement the exhibition.
The Pig. Likeable, Clever and Delicious
They play, cultivate friendships and react curiously to every little change: the Museum.BL accompanies pigs on a farm and shows how unusually varied the short life of a fattening pig can be. An animal that we use and that is, at the same time, so similar to us: why can we fall in love...
Collecting Makes Sense. (Work title)
The new permanent exhibition investigates the phenomenon of collecting things. The urge to collect is an ineffable passion for arranging objects in a specific pattern or order and hunting for desirables. There is almost nothing that cannot be collected. However, what is the meaning of...
Silk Ribbon. Capital, Art and Crisis
The silk ribbon industry that originated in the 16th century became the most important employer in the city and region of Basel. Silk ribbons from Basel were de rigueur in international fashion throughout the world. They were produced in cottage industry in the Basel region and in factories....
Wild Basel Country. On the Trail of Flora and Fauna
There's a blossoming, growing, crawling and flying - and we humans are in the midst of it. Nature is everywhere. Whether in the service lane or in dead wood - life often seeks out curious paths. The new permanent exhibition in the Museum.BL. deals with the diversity of life and takes...