What’s left when the show is over? Les archives photographiques de la Kunsthalle de Bâle

Schmeling, Sören; Gasser, Sonja (2018). What’s left when the show is over? Les archives photographiques de la Kunsthalle de Bâle. Transbordeur. Photographie histoire société, 2, pp. 138-147. Éditions Macula

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Founded in 1872, the Basel Kunsthalle is home to a vast photographic archive documenting over a hundred years of exhibitions. It was only in 2011 that a programme of conservation, restoration, digitisation and public outreach was launched in association with the Digital Humanities Lab at the University of Basel, thus contributing to a new awareness of the collection's value. This heritage project has been complemented by the Archives on the Move initiative, which aims at creating a platform for exploration, visualisation and dissemination of the digital reproductions via today's online communications strategies. In autumn 2017 Exposed Exhibitions. Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel invited artists to engage with the archive, thus bringing the images into the actual exhibition space and endowing them with a new public presence.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Digital Humanities

UniBE Contributor:

Gasser, Sonja Cornelia


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 060 Associations, organizations & museums
700 Arts
700 Arts > 770 Photography & computer art




Éditions Macula




Sonja Cornelia Gasser

Date Deposited:

13 May 2020 08:57

Last Modified:

13 May 2020 08:57

Additional Information:

ISBN 978-2-86589-104-7



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