03 May 2020
The Kunstmuseum Basel’s collections comprise ca. 4,000 paintings, sculptures, videos, and works of installation art, as well as the ca. 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries held by the Kupferstichkabinett. And around 200 people work at the Kunstmuseum Basel in a wide variety of professions - full-time, part-time, on an hourly basis. Some of them present their favourite works from the collection here.
1. What is your name and what is your role at the Kunstmuseum Basel?
Regina Weisgram, Assistant to the Head of Finance & Operations.
2. Job description
As part of the Finance & Operations department, I help to ensure that the workflows run smoothly and that the Kunstmuseum's appeal becomes ever stronger.
3. What's your favorite work?
Alexandre Calame. The Rosenlaui Valley with the Weatherhorn, from 1856
My visit to the Schwarzwaldalp, which is located just below the Wetterhorn, was fogged for a long weekend, so I didn't even get an idea of the size and beauty of the Wetterhorn.
During my visit to the Schwarzwaldalp, at the very back of the Rosenlaui valley and at the foot of the Wetterhorn, the mountain remained veiled in fog and so did the extent of the massif. I was very enthusiastic when shortly afterwards I encountered the work of Alexandre Calame, which first revealed to me the beauty of the mountain and the landscape.