Initiative of the Humboldt Forum kicks off with a new series of events
From 2010, the Humboldt Forum on Berlin's Schlossplatz is due to open its doors and give room for Berlin's collections, particularly those with works from non-European cultures, to go on show. With the initiative, planned to come to fruition on Berlin's historical Schlossplatz, the Stiftung Zukunft Berlin is helping to develop and establish the Humboldt Forum as an outstanding point of contact and cultural interaction. On 15 September, the Japanese cultural philosopher Ryosuke Ohashi, held the first of a series of talks in the Altes Museum.
The event series aims to answer the key question of: 'What does the world expect from the Humboldt Forum in Berlin?' Admission to the events is free, but those who wish to attend are kindly requested to register first at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
'What does the world expect from the Humboldt Forum in Berlin? - the voices of other cultures' is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund in Berlin in conjunction with the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage, the Akademie der Künste, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the Instituto Cervantes Berlin.
The Humboldt brothers attempted to create a 'sanctuary for art and science' as far back as the 19th century. The Stiftung Zukunft Berlin is absolutely convinced that this magnificent project will be a fitting accompaniment to the civic life of the city which it both requires and deserves. The Humboldt Forum offers a great opportunity to create a living centre in the German capital where people from all over the world can come together to search for answers to all manner of questions concerning humankind.
More information at www.initiative-humboldt-forum.eu