Basel played a key role in the life of Erasmus of Rotterdam. The great Humanist spent more than ten years of his life there, and when he died there in 1536 he was laid to rest in Basel Cathedral. The HMB has an unparalleled collection of Erasmus’s personal effects, which this exhibition places in a larger context. The exhibition takes visitors to all the most important places where he lived and worked, acquainting them with his friends, fellow scholars and ideas along the way. Targeted interventions in the permanent exhibition flanked by additional exhibits give rise to what is essentially a tour of the life and works of Erasmus of Rotterdam.