Around 200 000 people of 200 different nationalities live in Basel today. The city forms the centre of a large trinational region with a long history. The exhibition presents the major events and historical milestones that have shaped the city and the region. There will be items attesting to key events in the city’s history, objects of everyday use and six short films that open up historical perspectives on contemporary issues such as the influence of immigration and migration, the role of the pharmaceutical industry, the relationship between town and country. There are also interactive installations combining city maps, historical photographs, facts and figures on Basel’s urban and demographic development.