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The permanent exhibition at the Museum of History presents key aspects of civic history from the Middle Ages to the present. Ecclesiastical works of art that predate the Reformation, including the “Basel Dance of Death” and the “Basel Cathedral Treasury”, are among the highlights. The exhibition in the basement titled “Understanding the World” comprises a magnificent array of medieval tapestries depicting both fantasy worlds and scenes of real life, the “Great Cabinet of Curiosities”(a selection of Renaissance and Baroque collections ), and Basel’s rich archaeological heritage starting with the celtic period. Besides its curatorial program in the museum the HMB focuses on cutting-edge digital communication forms to help establish a dialogue with the audience.

THE COLLECTION

  • Basel – Symbol and images
  • Milestone events in the history of Basel
  • Basel cathedral and treasury
  • The Basel dance of death
  • and many more!

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