The major international loan exhibition, organized by the Basel Historical Museum and held in the Kunstmuseum Basel’s new building from 11 October 2019 to 19 January 2020, will focus on the period of Henry II. By bringing together exquisite works on loan from all over the world, it will unfurl a panoramic view of the reign and splendour of Henry II in all its many facets. It will recount the eventful history of Basel Cathedral during its creation, and will present several sections devoted to specific materials and themes.
Thanks to the international symposium held by the University of Basel’s History Department in cooperation with the Basel Historical Museum from 7 to 9 June 2018, both the exhibition itself and the scholarly catalogue will draw on the most recent research findings. The project will also be supported by the expertise of an international advisory committee made up of distinguished historians, art historians, and theologians.