The photo archive 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 the digital photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel
Archives on the move is an interactive platform dedicated to the presentation of digital inventories of art institutions. A timeline invites you to discover the former directors of Kunsthalle Basel.
➔ To the timeline of Archives on the move
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exhibition devoted to Claude Monet at the Fondation Beyeler, we dug into our photoarchive and found this previously unpublished image, showing the water lilies radiant in the skylight galleries of Kunsthalle Basel in 1949.
➔ Image of Monet’s water lilies
Currently on view: Exposed Exhibitions – Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (22.9. – 12.11.2017) with Cécile Hummel, Esther Hunziker, Doris Lasch and Astrid Seme, Raoul Müller, and Werner von Mutzenbecher
➔ To the exhibition
The video Im Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (in German) offers insights into Kunsthalle Basel’s photo archive and explains the process of the digitalization.