24 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?
Pascale Ziltener Trapp, director of the museum shops

2. Job description
My team ensures that art not only takes place in the museum, but that it can also be taken home. For example, as an exhibition catalogue or in the form of an art print.

3. What's your favorite work?
Augusto Giacometti, "Mountains", 1904

4. Why?
What an impressive composition, filigree and powerful at the same time. Delicate leaves in front of solid rock, little colour, clear lines. The picture makes me calm, take a deep breath. In this time of uncertainty it reminds me that faded things are leaving, new things are coming and good things will stay.