Kunstmuseum Basel: The world’s oldest public art collection

The Kunstmuseum Basel is in the ‘Premier League’ of museums - It houses art treasures whose value is estimated to be between eight to nine billion Swiss francs (seven to eight billion euros). In 2013, the Times of London named it the fifth best museum in the world. The collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel now comprises around 4,000 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos, as well as 300,000 drawings and prints spanning seven centuries.

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