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Opening, Die neue amerikanische Malerei, Kunsthalle Basel, 1958. Photo: Atelier Moeschlin + Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Alberto Giacometti, Kunsthalle Basel, 1966. Photo: Atelier Eidenbenz/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Das offene Museum – die Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 1970. Photo: Hannes-Dirk Flury/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Jean Tinguely, Kunsthalle Basel, 1972. Photo: Christian Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

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Robert Ryman during installation, Kunsthalle Basel, 1975. Photo: Christian Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Miriam Cahn Schweigende Schwester (1980/81) in Künstler aus Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, 1981. Photo: Miriam Cahn/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Jonathan Borofsky, Kunsthalle Basel, 1981. Photo: Moeschlin + Disch/Kunsthalle Basel

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Richard Serra during installation, Kunsthalle Basel, 1988. Photo: Vera Isler/Kunsthalle Basel

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Opening, Eduardo Chillida, Kunsthalle Basel, 1991. Photo: Kurt Wyss/Kunsthalle Basel

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Cindy Sherman at her opening, Kunsthalle Basel, 1991. Photo: Kurt Wyss/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Mona Hatoum, Kunsthalle Basel, 1998. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

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Photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel, 2016. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Hans Sandreuter, Kunsthalle Basel, 1902. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Albert Müller / Emanuel Schöttli, Kunsthalle Basel, 1927. Photo: Wilhelm Dierks/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Konkrete Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel, 1944. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

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Installation view, Schätze altaegyptischer Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel, 1953. Photo: Hans Bertolf/Kunsthalle Basel

The Photoarchive of Kunsthalle Basel documents our more than 100 years of exhibition history by way of roughly 25,000 photographs. The analogue contents of the archive are freely accessible, allowing the study of hundreds of past exhibitions as well as the works they contained and the audiences who visited. The digital archive of Kunsthalle Basel is part of the research database SALSAH of the Digital Humanities Lab of University of Basel.

To celebrate the past exhibition devoted to Claude Monet at the Fondation Beyeler, we dug into our photoarchive and found this previously unpublished image, showing the water lilies radiant in the skylight galleries of Kunsthalle Basel in 1949.

On September 21, 2017, we open an extensive exhibition in relation to Kunsthalle Basel’s photo archive:
Exposed Exhibitions – Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (22.9. – 12.11.2017)

The video Im Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (in German) offers insights into Kunsthalle Basel’s photo archive and explains the process of the digitalization.