The display of the collection «Leaps in Time» on Basel’s history has been newly staged in the Barfüsserkirche.
It provides insights into historical events and the development of the city and its surroundings. The exhibits open up a journey into history, beginning with the earliest traces of human activity to today’s everyday objects.
A thirst for discovery and historical curiosity are particularly needed at the media stations. The filigree wooden choir stalls, for example, are integrated into an interactive station where visitors receive historical information on the figurative representations on the choir stalls. The detail called up is illuminated synchronously with the explanations on the touch screen.
An impressive, interactive installation consisting of nine 55" screens forms the media-based core. It brings together city maps, historical photographs and facts on urban and demographic development. Various topics explore the peculiarities of the city of Basel: working environments, architecture, infrastructure, city maps, city walls, mobility and growth. Additional information and pictures appear with each topic; highlights from the State Archives. At this station, a quiz that challenges visitors to guess districts based on archive shots is integrated.
Another installation consists of six projections that play onto the walls of the Lettnerkapellen. In each niche, a short film can be selected which, for example, focuses on immigration and emigration, the relationship between city and country, and local events.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the entire media technical planning, interaction design, graphics, programming and installation of the media stations.
New permanent exhibition as of 22.06.2019