Education and outreach
What do people in Europe wear for special holidays? How does a Venetian gondola represent cultural commonalities in Europe? How have communication and exchange in Europe changed over the centuries? Visitors can embark on voyages to discover the history of European culture, follow the processes of immigration and integration in both the past and present, and learn more about European history in the tension between cultural identity and globalisation.
Media stations provide background information for these exhibition explorations. Guided tours, workshops, and other activities give visitors an introduction to European traditions and a glimpse into festivals, customs, and cultural tools.
The museum offers regular artist’s workshops for adults – ranging from the creation of special papers to historical monastery works using beads and wire. Once a year, the museum hosts a ‘Textile Day’, at which textile artists present their creations and share the techniques of their craft.
There are workshops designed to get children actively involved. They can create keepsake jewellery, friendship bracelets, or a flag for a whole group, and observe the symbolic value of jewellery objects first-hand. The mechanical Nativity scene from the Ore Mountains comprises more than 300 figures, some of which have moving parts. It is sure to fascinate the whole family as they learn more about the kinds of games people played in Europe in the past.
Once a year, the museum’s ‘Culture Days’ provide a vibrant introduction to a city, a region, or a country in Europe through an exhibition and accompanying events.
Every spring the museum hosts an Easter Crafts Market. European artists and craftspeople display and sell their creations, give introductions to their design techniques, and offer workshops. A Market of the Continents is held at one of the weekends before Christmas. It includes a festive variety of concerts, guided tours, and workshops related to the European continent and its cultural contacts throughout the world.
Every year on 21 June, the museum presents the Fête de la Musique, a festival that boasts a diverse assortment of musical genres from all over Europe. Visitors are invited to listen and dance along!
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
Im Winkel 8
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266426801/-02
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266426804
Director: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Tietmeyer
Deputy Director: Drs. Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
Café and restaurant 'eßkultur' at the Museen Dahlem
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301433
Bookshop Walther König
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83203581