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 first objects to be brought to Berlin were incorporated into the 'Kunstkammer' or 'cabinet of art' in Berlin's South Sea collection in 1802. Among them are objects from the voyages of James Cook. As the land of 'little islands', Micronesia's fame rested on its seafarers, who became the subject of voyagers' accounts, one of the earliest of which in German being by Adelbert von Chamisso, the German botanist.
Works of contemporary art, including paintings, wood carvings, drawings, rattan objects and clay sculptures speak of the islanders' struggle to claim their identity and of the search for a connection with their own past.
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
JuniorMuseum: Sat and Sun opened from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
Tue to Fri only for booked groups.
Upper floor open from 11 a.m.
Please notice: The exhibition "Art from Arfrica" will end 2 June 2013.
Other parts are open: "Kamerun-Thron", "Africa in Berlin", "Das Königreich Benin" and "Bamum. Tradition und Innovation im Karemuner Land".
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Area ticket Dahlem
8,00 EUR Concessions 4,00
Onlineshop: 7,00 EUR Concessions 3,50
Museum pass Berlin 3-day-ticket valid for Berlin museums, possibly extra payment for temporary exhibitions
24,00 EUR Concessions 12,00
annual ticket Basic permanent exhibitions, valid to certain times
annual ticket Classic temporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00
annual ticket Classic Plus including temporary exhibitions hosted by the National Museums in Berlin
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
from just 25,- EUR