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The Schaulager in Münchenstein/Basel

The Schaulager is a museum in Newmünchenstein, a sub-district of Münchenstein in the canton of Basel-Country, Switzerland.

Built in 2002/2003 under commission of the Laurenz Foundation, it was designed by the renowned architectural office of Herzog & de Meuron, the Schaulager opened in 2003; the Schaulager was conceived as an open warehouse that provides the optimal spatial and climatic conditions for the preservation of works of art.

The institution functions as a mix between public museum, art storage facility and art research institute, it is primarily directed at a specialist audience but is also open to the general public for special events and the annual exhibitions.

The special annual exhibitions to date are:

The collection from the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation forms the main core of the Schaulager exhibits; this collection was founded in 1933 by Maja Hoffmann-Stehlin (* 7. August 1896; † 8. August 1989), later known as Maja Sacher, wife of Paul Sacher (* 28 April 1906 – † 26 May 1999).

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  1. ^ Laurenz-Stiftung (2011). "Francis Alÿs: Fabiola". Laurenz-Stiftung; die Trägerstiftung des Schaulagers. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ MoMa (2018). "Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts". The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1. Retrieved 2018-08-30.

Coordinates: 47°31′42″N 7°36′37″E / 47.52833°N 7.61028°E / 47.52833; 7.61028