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Exhibition in the University Main Library Deal with it – African heritage in Basel


Universitätsbibliothek Basel
Schönbeinstrasse 18-20
4056 Base

Perspectives on the handling of African cultural assets in Basel collection and research institutions.

Deal with it

Why is Basel, of all places, home to such a large number of institutions related to the African continent? This development builds on a longer tradition in the region of academic engagement with Africa. With the university’s clear commitment to research about, in, with and for Africa, Basel has developed into an international centre for interdisciplinary African research.

The exhibition presents the individual and collective history and present of five Basel institutions from the perspectives of students: the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Mission 21, the Museum der Kulturen Basel, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the University of Basel. The institutions as well as visitors to the exhibition are invited to discuss their points of view. Deal with it! A space for discourse is created.


Opening hours

25 August to 16 November 2023

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday 10:00 – 20:00

Admission free
Languages: German