On March 28, 2019, construction work on the "Parking Kunstmuseum" begins. This construction site has various effects on the operation of the Kunstmuseum Basel. The arcades of the Hauptbau disappear behind a building barrier for several months. Since the pavement will also be removed, access to the Laurenzbau and the Kunstmuseum library will probably have to be temporarily closed.
The tram station "Kunstmuseum" will not be served during the first construction phase, the tram traffic will be single-lane or temporarily completely closed. Visitors can reach the Kunstmuseum from the Bankverein on the street side of the Antikenmuseum, from Rittergasse or via Dufourstrasse. Restrictions will be announced at short notice on the social media channels of the Kunstmuseum (Facebook, Twitter) and on the website.
The cash desks of the Hauptbau will remain under the arcades during the construction period. The security of the artworks in the Kunstmuseum Basel will be guaranteed during the construction period, among other things by the installation of additional vibration meters in the gallery rooms. However, noise emissions are to be expected.
In 2020, construction work will be relocated to the opposite side of the road.
Further information about the "Parking Kunstmuseum" can be found on their website.