New House

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The Jewish Muse­um Will Move to Vesal­gas­se 5.

The Jewish Muse­um of Switz­er­land is moving into a new, lar­ger buil­ding at the Vesal­gas­se 5, 4051 Basel. The new loca­ti­on will house the per­ma­nent and tem­po­ra­ry exhi­bi­ti­ons, the work­shop and event rooms, the libra­ry and the office.

The museum’s sup­port­ing orga­ni­sa­ti­on, the Asso­cia­ti­on for the Jewish Muse­um of Switz­er­land, has signed a long-term lea­se for the buil­ding, which was built in the nine­te­enth cen­tu­ry as a tob­ac­co warehouse.

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The new house, exterior view
Photo © Ana Laura Rivarola


Sep­tem­ber 2023: The Buil­ding Inspec­to­ra­te of the Can­ton of Basel grants the Jewish Muse­um of Switz­er­land a buil­ding per­mit for Vesal­gas­se 5.

June 2023: Our archi­tect, Roger Die­ner (Die­ner & Die­ner Archi­tects), is known for col­la­bo­ra­ting with artists. For the Jewish Muse­um of Switz­er­land, he is plan­ning a new coope­ra­ti­on, this time with the artist Frank Stel­la. Stella’s work «Jezio­ry» (1973) will adorn the faça­de of the museum’s new buil­ding at Vesal­gas­se 5. The work is part of the series «Polish Vil­la­ges,» inspi­red by the woo­den syn­ago­gues of Poland’s Jewish past.

15 May 2023: The coll­ec­tion sto­rage room is designed.

2 May 2023: The secu­ri­ty con­cept is finalized.

18 April 2023: The woo­den beams are exami­ned, samples are sent to the lab.

15 Decem­ber 2022: New buil­ding plans are sub­mit­ted to Basel’s Bau­amt (buil­ding department).

June 2022: The Jewish Muse­um beg­ins its col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Die­ner & Die­ner Architekten.


Ground flo­or: Tem­po­ra­ry exhibitions/ Events
Illus­tra­ti­on © Tanya Eber­le, 2020
1./2. Flo­or: Per­ma­nent exhi­bi­ti­on
Illus­tra­ti­on © Tanya Eber­le, 2020
Attic: sto­rage dis­play room / work­shop
Illus­tra­ti­on © Tanya Eber­le, 2020

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