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.
POSTPONED: Moon Horns: Mysterious Cult Objects from the Bronze Age
Horn-like objects on a kind of pedestal base are being found recurrently in Bronze-Age settlements and burial sites. These objects, known as "moon horns", are still mystifying: what was their function and how were they used? This co-operation project of five museums shows examples from all over...
POSTPONED: La, la, la. An Exhibition to Sing Along With
We sing for joy, sorrow or love. We sing to calm, encourage, beguile and liberate ourselves - solo, in duets, in a choir. Why does song have such power for people and animals? In "La, la, la. An Exhibition to Sing Along With", we hear songs from all over the world, discover the singing animal...
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...
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....
Closed until further notice: 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...