School Groups at Kunsthalle Basel

The Art Education team offers level-appropriate guided tours, workshops, and long-term projects on the current exhibitions for school classes. As an interested teacher, you are welcome to contact us at any time, and we will find an individually suitable framework for each group.

Kunsthalle Basel’s mediation program is free of charge for educational institutions. For groups, the current admission prices apply.

To ensure a pleasant and safe stay at Kunsthalle Basel, we kindly ask you to contact us before visiting with your school class:

+41 (0)61 206 99 09

General offers for school groups

  • A brief introduction to the central themes of the exhibitions
  • Guided tour of the exhibitions
  • Workshop on the exhibitions: a tour with creative input

Long-term projects for school classes

Art education focuses on longer-term projects in which students are involved in the entire exhibition process and can engage with contemporary art over a more extended period.

The school classes look behind the scenes of the institution, get to know the artists personally, if possible, and learn about everything behind the creation of an exhibition. Based on their interests and the focus they have set themselves, they develop their creative contribution to the shows. At the end of such an intensive exchange, film projects, audio guides, individual exhibition texts, or completely new formats can reflect the students’ personal world of thought.

At a public presentation, the children and young people show their project concepts and thus have the opportunity to communicate their personal views of art to a broad audience.

The class becomes part of a unique offering that they have prepared independently from the beginning and corresponds to their self-imposed focal points. This project-oriented approach is adapted to the school and age level and can enrich the curriculum.

Examples for long-term projects with school groups:

Sound Guide to the exhibition Environmental Hangover by Pedro Wirz

Vom Rumdrucksen und Umwälzen – A cooperation with Druckstelle Basel and the primary school Inselstrasse

Kamera Läuft – A short film project with teenagers on the Regionale

Kunstagenten – Guided tours for teenagers and adults

Art as a Foreign Language – Kids and youth develop guided tours in different languages

kunst scanner – An interactive tour

Lautstark – An audio guide

Unter einem Dach – Workshop project related to art and architecture