Caricature & Cartoon Museum Basel

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Caricature & Cartoon Museum Basel

The Cartoonmuseum Basel (founded in 1979) is a museum in Basel, Switzerland, that is devoted to cartoons, parodies and pastiches of works of art and artists, comics and caricatures. The Basel museum is the only one of its kind within a radius of 500 kilometers. Encompassing some 3,000 original works by over 700 artists from the 20th and 21st centuries from over three dozen countries, the collection’s holdings are shown in thematic and monografic temporary exhibitions.

The museum is a heritage site of national significance.[1] It resides in a historical building dating from the late Gothic period, which has been extended by a new wing designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron who also restyled the foyer and art shop in 2005.

See also


External links

  • Cartoonmuseum Basel website
  • Basel museums website

Coordinates: 47°33′16″N 7°35′47″E / 47.554474°N 7.596346°E / 47.554474; 7.596346

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