Humboldt Lab Dahlem

The Humboldt-Lab Dahlem contributes to and enriches the plans put forward by the Ethnologisches Museum and Museum für Asiatische Kunst as they progress towards the opening of the Humboldt-Forum. The Lab does this by proposing its own set of specific questions and coming up with innovative solutions.

The purpose of the Humboldt-Lab Dahlem is to maximize the enormous potential presented by the relocation of the two Dahlem-based museums to the soon-to-be reconstructed Berlin Palace [LINK]. The Lab enables a team of museum curators, designers, artists, and scholars to work closely together as they gain valuable experience by completing a series of concentrated, short projects with playful yet practical applications. The experience they gain is then shared with other members of their profession, as well as with the wider public.

The results from the first of these test-run projects will be presented in March 2013 in Dahlem. The projects aim to highlight the material challenges that face a modern-day exhibition that spans the ethnographic and the artistic.

The Humboldt-Lab Dahlem was set up in 2012 and will run until 2015. It is organized by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Conceived as a rehearsal room to boost creative synergies, it is specifically geared towards preparing organizers for the exhibitions in the future Humboldt-Forum.

 

 

Humboldt-Forum Staff Unit
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Postal address:
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin
Germany

humboldt-forum[at]hv.spk-berlin.de

Head of Staff Unit: Betina Probst, Assistent: Daniela Mayrock

Humboldt Lab Dahlem
Postal address:
Arnimallee 27
14195 Berlin
Germany

humboldt-lab[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Managing Director: Agnes Wegner, Assistent: Carolin Nüser
Technical Assistent: Nadine Ney

Communication for project-relatted content: Achim Klapp
Genthiner Straße 8
10785 Berlin
Germany
info[at]achimklapp.de

Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Head of communication: Friederike Tappe-Hornbostel
Franckeplatz 2
06110 Halle an der Saale
Germany
presse[at]kulturstiftung-bund.de