Jewish museum of Switzerland to move to new location in 2023

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland is moving to a new location within the city of Basel.

After 54 years on Kornhausgasse, the museum will move to a building on the the Vesalgasse which was built in the 19th century as a tobacco warehouse.

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland in Basel was opened in 1966 as the first Jewish museum in the German-speaking area after World War II. The museum was founded by members of the Jewish association Espérance, which discovered objects from a large Judaica collection in Basel while visiting the “Monumenta Judaica” exhibition in Cologne in 1963.

The reopening of the museum at its new location is planned for 2023. Until then, the museum will remain open at its current location.

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