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Commission of Basel Historical Museum

The Commission

The Commission of Basel Historical Museum advises and supports the museum's directors (Museumsgesetz § 7). It has the final say on large acquisitions and must give its consent to the loan of items from the museum’s collection.

The Commission is made up of members of the university and individuals nominated by the Präsidialdepartement and elected by the government of Basel-Stadt. The Commission was founded by law in 1861 (when it was called the Kommission für die Mittelalterliche Sammlung).

Members

Dr. Urs D. Gloor (President)
Thomas Bein
Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz
Nadia Guth Biasini
Dr. Oswald Inglin
Prof. Dr. Martin Lengwiler
Prof. Dr. Erik Petry
Tobit Schäfer
Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald

Association for the Basel Historical Museum

The Association

Of all the museum’s supporting institutions, the Verein für das Historische Museum Basel is the one with the longest tradition. It took over from the Verein für die Mittelalterliche Sammlung und die Erhaltung baslerischer Altertümer (Society for the Medieval Collection and for the Preservation of Basel’s Antiquities [1872–1891]) when the Barfüsserkirche was converted into a museum in 1892. The society gives all those interested in local history and culture an opportunity to learn more from expert guides both in and around Basel and on excursions further afield.

After all, the future needs a past. *Only those who know their roots can understand the present and shape the future.

*Odo Marquard, Reclam, Stuttgart 2003

How you will benefit from membership

  • Invitations to exhibition openings
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Free admission to special exhibitions and presentations of the collection at Basel Historical Museum
  • Free participation in public tours
  • Discount on the purchase of a Museums-PASS-Musées
  • The chance to take part in art and culture excursions
  • Access to Basel Historical Museum’s educational programme
  • A copy of the museum’s annual report
  • Discount on purchases from the Museum Shop

Committee

Christiane Faesch (President)
Dr. Lukas Alioth-Streichenberg
Peter Gill
Nadia Guth Biasini
Dr. Brigitte Holzgreve
Gabriele Klass (Treasurer)
Prof. Dr. Beat Schönenberger
Dr. Balthasar Settelen (Secretary)

Membership

as per 31.12.2018
682 members

Contact

c/o Christiane Faesch
Burgunderstrasse 16
4051 Basel
ch.faesch(at)bluewin.ch

Other

Statutes
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Foundation for the Basel Historical Museum

The Foundation

The Stiftung für das Historische Museum Basel was founded in 1969 on the initiative of the then president of the Kommission zum Historischen Museum Basel, Dr. h.c. Alfred R. Weber. Its objective is to promote the museum in every way by providing financial support.

The foundation relies on gifts and legacies, which will be essential to its ability to fulfil its mission in future years, too.

Donations can be transferred directly onto the following account:
Baumann & Cie
IBAN (CHF-Konto): CH68 0875 6108 0686 0100 0
BIC (SWIFT-Code): BAUMCHBB

Board

Dr. Bernhard Burckhardt (President)
Dr. Thomas Christ
Dr. Mark Eichner
Prof. Dr. Axel Gampp
Daniel O. A. Rüedi
Dr. Marie-Louise Stamm
Nadine Vischer Klein

Other

Statutes
UID register: CHE-110.377.346

Foundation Stocker-Nolte

The Foundation

The Stocker-Nolte-Stiftung was founded by the jurist of that name in 1979. It comprises a house and contents used by four generations of the same Basel family in the 19th and 20th century.

Part of the bequest is now exhibited in the Haus zum Kirschgarten.

Board

Dr. Marc Fehlmann (Chairman)
Christiane Faesch (Treasurer)
Dr. Sabine Söll-Tauchert (member)
Dr. Gudrun Piller (observer)

Other

Statutes
UID register: CHE-110.389.800

Foundation Dr. Eugen Gschwind

Die Stiftung

The Dr. Eugen Gschwind-Stiftung was founded by the dentist and watch collector of that name in 1983.

It comprises over 200 timepieces from watchmaking centres in Germany, England, the Netherlands and France and dating from the 15th to 19th century.

Board

Dr. Marc Fehlmann (President)
Dr. Christopher Langloh
Dr. Gudrun Piller

Other

Statutes
UID register: CHE-101.729.009

Foundation Jenny Adèle Burckhardt

The Foundation

The Jenny Adèle Burckhardt-Stiftung was founded by Dr. Dieter Burckhardt in memory of his mother in 1994/95. It comprises some 400 objects from the 17th to 19th century that have long been in Basel collections, first and foremost among them the Wettstein Cup.

Part of this collection is exhibited in the Barfüsserkirche and in the Haus zum Kirschgarten.

Board

PD Dr. Daniel Burckhardt (President)
Sebastian Burckhardt (Treasurer)
Esther Baur (representing the Staatsarchiv Basel)
Dr. Marc Fehlmann (representing Basel Historical Museum)
Cathrine E. Burckhardt (observer)
Samuel B. Burckhardt (observer)
Thérèse Burckhardt (observer

Other

Statutes
UID register: CHE-110.396.740

Foundation Pauls-Eisenbeiss

The Foundation

The Pauls-Eisenbeiss-Stiftung was founded by Rosemarie von Lentzke-Pauls in memory of her parents in 1975.

Its internationally renowned collection of 18th-century porcelain comprising pieces from all the major manufactories in Meissen, Höchst, Frankenthal and Ludwigsburg is to be exhibited in the Haus zum Kirschgarten from the autumn of 2020 (planned).

Board

Rosemarie von Lentzke-Pauls (President)
Dr. Mark Eichner (Secretary)
Dr. Urs D. Gloor
Dr. Katharina Hantschmann
Dr. Marcus Köhler
Eldor von Lentzke
Dr. Julia Weber
Jessica Wilz
Dr. Samuel Wittwer

Other

Statutes
UID register: CHE-100.645.628

 
Contact

Basel Historical Museum
Management & administration
Steinenberg 4
PO box
CH – 4001 Basel

Reception: +41 61 205 86 00
Message: +41 61 205 86 02
historisches.museum(at)bs.ch

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