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
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Neues Museum
10178 Berlin
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10178 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn: Museumsinsel (U5)
S-Bahn: Friedrichstraße, Hackescher Markt
Tram: Am Kupfergraben, Hackescher Markt
Bus: Staatsoper, Lustgarten, 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 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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

Museum and the City: „Adlerschlange trifft Pharao. Ethnologische Sammlungen auf dem Weg zum Humboldt Forum“ on the blog of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (German only)

SPK Website: Auf gute Nachbarschaft