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 World in Miniature
How are historical models made?
Our Basler artist Marius Rappo created for various museums 18 models in diverse sizes and scales - from Gallic temples via Roman barracks to Prangins Castle during its reconstruction phase. The exhibition shows his works and his methods. Visitors have the chance to test their skills as model...
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 with...
Bathing Beauties and Beach Boys
Hanro Bathing Fashions from the 1930s
The 1930s were eventful years - not only in politics. The desire for sun, fresh air and physical exercise triggered a demand for comfortable clothing. In Liestal the Hanro company designed and produced fashionable bathing and beachwear for the international market.
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...
Farni und Burgi. Aus dem Leben der Schweinebrüder
Farni und Burgi sind mittlerweile über zwei Jahre alt, ein Greisenalter für herkömmliche Mastschweine. Sie leben auf einer Weide mit Suhle und Obstbäumen, betreut von Nayla Dettwiler. Die Gymnasiastin berichtet vom Leben mit den Schweinen – von Waldspaziergängen, Schweinediäten und von der...