In future the main building will be used for works dating from the 15th century to 1960. Special exhibitions take place in the spacious rooms of the new building; with works between the years 1960 and 1990 also viewed here. Contemporary art from 1990 onwards continues to be collected in the museum of contemporary art by the Rhein, which also belongs to the Kunstmuseum Basel.
Basel’s museum of art will be subject to renovation as of February 2015 until March 2016. Exhibitions are viewed at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (museum of contemporary art) during this time. The works of the Holbein family are exhibited in the Museum der Kulturen (museum of cultures).