late November 2011 to late August 2013
The exhibition presents photographs and films on Central and South America selected from three centuries. The black-and-white photographs from the Department of American Ethnology's collection are enriched by works from the collection of the Museum of European Cultures.
While the black-and-white photographs primarily depict the way people lived in the second half of the 19th century, the colour photographs seen on monitors bring the exhibition up the present day. The colour pictures were taken by two photographers, Fridmar Damm and Santiago Engelhardt, who spent time recording life in towns and villages at the turn of the century just gone.
The pictures provide an insight into the ethnographic collection from South America which has never been on show before. The pictures are enriched by film sequences that depict various themes and regions from South America.
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
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Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.
Please notice that the South Seas collection and the collection on the ethnology of North America (Indians/Native Americans) as well as the Junior Museum will be closed from January 11th 2016.
Extended opening time Fri 6 to Sun 8 January 2017
Over the weekend of 7–8 January, the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst will open their doors for the last time at their current location, before preparing in readiness for the move to Humboldt Forum. For this reason, the opening hours on this weekend will be extended and special events will be on offer.
Fri 6 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat 7 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun 8 January 2017 : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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