Nearly 40 museums with spectacular collections and special exhibitions – unique in Switzerland and at the top of the international league too. If you want to understand why Basel’s residents are so keen on art, you should visit at least one of them.
Since it was founded in 1966, Basel's Jewish Museum has assembled a cultural-historical collection unique in Europe. In 2016 it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a display of noteworthy artifacts, such as textiles, ceremonial objects, everyday items, and a Torah arc from the former Jewish prayer room in Solothurn (1893).
For the first time, a chronological exhibition presents the history of Switzerland from a Jewish perspective. For the past two millennia, Jews have been courted and oppressed, integrated and persecuted. And today? What is taking place in contemporary Swiss-Jewish culture?
Already in the 19th century, the Basel Historical Museum had been gifted with a number of sleighs from the 17th and 18th century. After 1930, coaches were increasingly added to the collection. Since 1981, when the former Carriage Museum opened in the Merian Gardens, the collection has grown continuously.Details
The House of Electronic Arts (HeK) is the national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies.Details