Programs events

Programs & Events

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition offers a balanced alternation between information, experience and activities. Authentic workshops alternate with exhibition parts in which the historical background is told based on the exhibits.
This is followed by productions and places where the focus is on hands on activities.

Special Exhibition

12.1. BIS 2.4.2023

The Basler Papiermühle presents a travelling exhibition of 72 artists from 36 countries with leporellos and artist books created in 2020/2021 during the pandemic lockdown. Each work results from an exchange of experiences between two artists from countries around the globe. Each pair of artists entered into a creative dialogue with their artworks by mail. The works, with very different design concepts, techniques, and content, are now on display in Europe for the first time after being shown  in São Paulo, Buenos Aires und Quito.

Artists: Eliana Anghinah (Brazil), Rania Ashraf (Egypt), Angela Barbour (Brazil), Laura Behar (Israel), Roger Bellido Ancori (Peru), Heike Berl (Germany), Evangelia Biza (Greece), Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Regina Carmona (Brazil), Viviane Colautti Ivanova (France), Margara De Haene (Mexico), Ilze Dilane (Latvia),  Zuzanna Dolega (Poland), Devi Dragone (USA), Gabriela Égüez (Ecuador), Maria Elena Vial (Chile), Lygia Eluf (Brazil),  Altina Felicio (Brazil), Marisa Garcia de Souza (Brazil), Renata Giannelli (Italy), Mónica Goldstein (Argentina), Kirsti Grotmol (Norway), Petra Grupp (Germany), Kristveig Halldórsdóttir (Iceland), Keiko Horiguchi  (Japan), Inci Kansu (North Cyprus), Annabel Keatley (Spain), Niina Keltamäki (Finland), Eva Kipp (The Netherlands), Naomi Krajewski (USA), Luciane Kunde Borges (Brazil), Genevieve Lapp (USA), Ceres Lau (Malaysia), Miriam Londoño (Colombia), José Luis Mosie (Peru), Amanda Lynch (United Kingdom), Liisa Malkamo (Finland), Ann Mansolino (Canada), Denise Martin (Australia), Cherilyn Martin (The Netherlands), Heather Matthew (Australia), Mandana Mehrnia  (Cyprus), Erica Mena (Finland), Pascal Minart (France), Ankon Mitra (India), Siegrid Mueller-Holtz (Germany), Karna Mustaqim (Indonesia), Okasha (Egypt), Cildo Oliveira (Brazil), Carolina Oltra (Germany), Gina Page (Canada), Luciano Pandiani (Italy), Juan Pérez Padrón (Jepp), (Venezuela), Hilda Piedrahita (Colombia), Lilia Puentes (Paraguay), Laura Romero (México), Natalia Rondón (Venezuela), Dominique Rousseau (France), Anne Rudanovski (Estonia), Haji Said (Morroco), Lourdes Sakotani (Brazil), Olga Serral Clarós (Spain), Gail Stiffe (Australia), Josephine Tabbert (Germany), Maura Takemiya (Brasil), Ismet Tatar (North Cyprus), Aliza Thomas (The Netherlands), Silvia Turbiner (Argentina), Anne Vilsbøll (Denmark), Therese Weber (Switzerland), Elisabeth Westlund (Sweden), Grethe Wittrock (Denmark)

Initiated and curated: Ângela Barbour, Ellora Ateliê in São Paulo, Brasilien. Coordinated in Basel:  Therese Weber. Friendly support: International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA).

Vernissage on 12 January 2023, 5:30 pm


Hands-on activities

Making paper, writing with a goose quill, using an old typewriter, typesetting and printing, and creating colored patterns in the marbling workshop – all these activities are included in your visit! Our friendly museum staff will assist you and ensure you have an enjoyable experience. Our workshops are active during the following times:

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 11am – 4:45pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 11am – 4:45pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Sunday 1pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday to Friday, and Sunday, 12:30pm – 4:30pm;

Saturday 1pm – 4:30pm