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Exhibition
Exhibition

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

The Cost of Life. A perspective on health by Patrick Hartley.

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

12 October 2021 - 23 January 2022

Special exhibition in cooperation with the Museum Tinguely and Roche Basel

The English expression «cost of life» is strongly connotated with risk, a focal aspect of medicine and research. Both themes are central in the œuvre of artist Patrick Hartley, prompting Roche to celebrate its 125th anniversary by commissioning an exhibition in collaboration with the Museum Tinguely and the Pharmacy Museum Basel at their premises from him. The continuity in mankind’s quest for health becomes tangible by the field of tension between the past and the future. Drawing parallels to today’s perception of health and healthcare, Paddy Hartley provides an artistic comment on the progress of medicine and its manifold and sometimes contradictory consequences for humanity.


Nativity. 'JesusFoetus' (Nativity detail),
Copyright: Patrick Hartley
Museum

Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Totengässlein 3,  4051  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM



Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

01 January 2023: Closed


Institution

The Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel currently contains one of the largest and most significant collections relating to the history of pharmacy. The museum holds a scientific collection from the 1920s, which has been conserved until today. Highlights include apothecaries’ shops, historic medicaments, laboratory equipment, a complete alchemist’s laboratory, microscopes and a famous collection of pharmacy ceramics (15th to 19th centuries). The house «Zum vorderen Sessel» is a historic location where famous men such as Erasmus of Rotterdam and Paracelsus were frequent visitors. Historic drugstore «Herbarium» in a Pharmacy of of the old city of Basel.

Admission

CHF 8.–/5.–

Happy Day: Admission to the museum will be free of charge on the first Saturday of each month.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 6/8/11/14/15/16/17 > Marktplatz
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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

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The Pharmacy Museum of the University of Basel exhibits one of the world's largest collections dedicated to the history of pharmacy. Alchemistic laboratories, pharmacies, scientific instruments, ceramics, and many other highlights are shown in a medieval house.
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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

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Open-Air-Kino im Museumshof
Für das leibliche Wohl sorgt die Kinobar mit Getränken, Popcorn und Glace. Ab 20 Uhr ist die Bar geöffnet. Die Filme starten um 21 Uhr. Bei schlechtem Wetter finden die Vorführungen im Hörsaal statt.

Mi 24.8., 21.00
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KINO IM HOF

25 August 2022 | 8.00 PM - 11.30 PM

Open-Air-Kino im Museumshof
Für das leibliche Wohl sorgt die Kinobar mit Getränken, Popcorn und Glace. Ab 20 Uhr ist die Bar geöffnet. Die Filme starten um 21 Uhr. Bei schlechtem Wetter finden die Vorführungen im Hörsaal statt.

Do, 25. 8., 21.00
«Der ...
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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

KINO IM HOF

26 August 2022 | 8.00 PM - 11.30 PM

Open-Air-Kino im Museumshof
Für das leibliche Wohl sorgt die Kinobar mit Getränken, Popcorn und Glace. Ab 20 Uhr ist die Bar geöffnet. Die Filme starten um 21 Uhr. Bei schlechtem Wetter finden die Vorführungen im Hörsaal statt.

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