New Neighbours. On the Way to Humboldt Forum

14.06.2017 to 30.09.2018
Museumsinsel Berlin

Visitors will still be able to see highlights from the Museum für Asiatische Kunst and the Ethnologisches Museum while the collections are being moved to the Humboldt Forum. On the Way to the Humboldt Forum is the overall title for numerous special exhibitions and presentations taking place at the Kulturforum and the Museumsinsel Berlin. Their shared aim is to initiate dialogue between the SMB’s European and non-European collections.

At the heart of the project is a series entitled New Neighbours, involving over 14 objects from the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst. Conceived as a series of pop-up displays in the Altes Museum and Neues Museum, it explores all sorts of ways of introducing completely different eras, regions, themes and histories to one another. It will give visitors a thematic foretaste of the unique synergy between the Museumsinsel and the Humboldt Forum which will create a multi-perspectival meeting-place for world cultures in the heart of Berlin.

Visitor entrances

Altes Museum
Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin
Opening hours

Neues Museum
10178 Berlin
Opening hours

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The events programme ‘Connections’ begins with the ‘Museumsinsel Activities Day’

Visitor entrance

10178 Berlin

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U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25, S26 (Friedrichstraße); S3, S5, S7, S9 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)

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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
The exhibition "Wanderlust" in the Alte Nationalgalerie will end on 16 September 2018. The 3rd floor with the Caspar David Friedrich Hall will be closed from 18 September until 30 September due to the dismantling of the exhibition and the reopening of the permanent exhibition.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)
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