To mark the 200th anniversary of his death, Basel Historical Museum is showing a small exhibition with 26 selected exhibits in the Barfüsserkirche. The exhibition is complemented by a publication by Christoph Merian Verlag, which offers a knowledgeable and compact insight into the eventful biography and afterlife of Peter Ochs of Basel. High-quality illustrations of numerous previously unpublished documents and objects enrich the exciting journey through eventful times.
Complementary to the cabinet exhibition: «The Text Workshop of Peter Ochs (1752–1821)« in cooperation with the University Library of Basel.
Peter Ochs was not only an important statesman, jurist and revolutionary, but also wrote the extensive «Geschichte der Stadt und Landschaft Basel». Various manuscripts provide an insight into the decades-long creative process and his working methods as a writer.
The small exhibition in two showcases is trilingual (German, English, French), wheelchair accessible and accessible via eGuide.