SHOWS, AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS
Basel Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) November 8 - 13, 2013
First held in autumn 2004, the Basel Ancient Art Fair is now celebrating its 10th year. Focused on the art of ancient cultures of the Mediterranean, BAAF is the world's most important fair for ancient arts rapidly becoming the leading globel event in the field.
Collectors from around the world, as well as curators of major museums, such as the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, the Metropolitan Museum (New York), and the State Museum of Egyptian Art (Munich), have been among the visitors and buyers at the BAAF for many years. One can expect these and many others this year, as 17 exhibitors from Europe, the US and Switzerland present a wide range of ancient art in the Reithalle Wenkenhof in Riehen near Basel.
The internationally recognised specialists present outstanding objects from classical antiquity, the ancient Egyptians and the ancient civilizations of the Near East. BAAF is therefore seen as a major event for art lovers, collectors, museum experts and interior designers. The objects on display are sold at prices ranging from under a thousand to over one million Swiss francs.
Partners & Sponsors
The prestigious Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, located in the centre of Basel amidst the picturesque old town on the banks of the Rhine, has been a partner of the BAAF for many years and provides a rich range of special offers for art-loving guests during the fair. This year, the 5-star superior hotel offers a further cultural experience: On the occasion of the BAAF anniversary, the Brasserie team spoils guests with exceptional menus, which follow original recipes from Roman antiquity.
The partner museums of the BAAF are Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Skulpturhalle Basel des Antikenmuseums, and the Fondation Beyeler; these round off the fair and grant BAAF’s visitors free or reduced admission to their permanent shows and featured exhibitions, which are well worth seeing. At the Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig: “How to be a Man. The stronger sex in Antiquity“ Skulpturhalle Basel presents plaster casts of antique sculptures and addresses the topic: “How to be a Man. Athletes and competition throughout antiquity”. The Fondation Beyeler, an internationally renowned private museum of modern and contemporary art, will show the “Calder Gallery” and “Thomas Schütte” exhibits.
Visit the BAAF with a Museum Pass
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