Cooperation Contract Signed: Joint Exhibition on Tanzania’s History in Berlin

12.04.2022
Ethnologisches Museum

Tanzanian and German cultural institutions collaborate on an exhibition on the history
of Tanzania. The exhibition will be on display in the Humboldt Forum in 2024.

The National Museum of Tanzania, the Ethnologisches Museum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz and the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss (Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace), have agreed to jointly stage a special exhibition on the history of Tanzania in the Humboldt Forum in 2024. To this effect, the institutions signed a contract on 10 April 2022 in Dar es Salaam in the presence of Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Katja Keul who was on her first visit to Tanzania. The contract builds on the long-term working relationship between NMT and SPK and now enables the three institutions to work together.

Joint exhibition on Tanzania’s history

The purpose of the exhibition on the history of Tanzania is to present the rich and complex history of the area of today's Tanzania on the basis of objects selected from the East Africa Collections in the SPK’s Ethnologisches Museum and the National Museum of Tanzania. It aims to mount a diverse and critical range of perspectives, stories and information about the selected objects. The collaborative exhibition will be curated by a team made up of curators from the National Museum of Tanzania, the Ethnologisches Museum and the SHF. The contracts were concluded thanks to the support of the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The embassy also takes part in several other projects initiated by German institutions in Tanzania.