Current exhibitions

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Myth of the Golden Triangle. Hill Tribes in South-East Asia

The Golden Triangle - a term that conjures up images of opium, warlords, lawlessness and...
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Adö with his family at lunch

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This is What We Eat. We Eat Rice.
Hands-on exhibition for children from 4-8 in the JuniorMuseum

Eating rice, perhaps even for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Unthinkable for most children and adults...
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Flickenmantel eines Derwisches, Iran, Mitte 19. Jh., Sammlung Julius Heinrich Petermann, 1857

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Muslims' Worlds

From mid November 2011, the Department of the North Africa, Western and Central Asia will unveil...
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Pieter Hugo: Steven Amoako, Wild Honey Collector, Techniman District, Ghana 2005

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Africa in Berlin

Four years after the opening of the internationally well-received 'Art from Africa' exhibition, the...
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Art from Africa

The Ethnological Museum presents its new permanent exhibition of "Art from Africa", starting from...
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South Sea. Collection Melanesia and Australia

As from 18 June 2004, after nearly two years of refurbishment, the South Sea exhibition of the...
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Robyn Kahukiwa: Taniwha Wounded but not Dead, 1990 (detail)

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South Sea. Polynesian and Micronesian Collection and the Gallery of Contemporary Art

The collections of artefacts from Polynesia are among the oldest at the Ethnological Museum. The...
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North American Indians. From Myth to Modern

The store rooms of the Ethnological Museum house close on to 30,000 objects originating from the...
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American Archaeology

The exhibition "American Archaeology" presents the great diversity of pre-Hispanic cultures in...
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Past exhibitions

Legende: Charles Kerry (1858-1928)
Narimboo, Workii Tribe,
Sydney, Australien um 1890

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Australia through the eye of the camera
Selected photos of Charles Kerry (1858-1928) and John W. Lindt (1845-1926)

At the beginning of the 20th century the Ethnological Museum paid special attention to photographs...
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Identity vs. globalisation?
Positions of contemporary art from South-East Asia

This exhibition, its title in the form of a question, explores the question of identity in...
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Ganesh: The God with the Elephant Head

Elephant-headed Ganesh is present everywhere in India; he is one of the most popular gods in the...
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The World in a Bowl

Two years into the exploration of eßkultur (dining culture) at the Berlin Dahlem museums (i.e. the...
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