The podcast “Montags geschlossen” (only available in German) reveals that a lot goes on behind the scenes at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen ‒ even when the building is closed to visitors. Artists comment on the current topics of the special exhibitions, and museum staff discuss their diverse tasks and prove that the MEK collection has a suitable object for just about any subject.
In our series 3 and More Perspectives on a Piece, we elucidate selected works from very different points of view.
Length: 1:07 minutes
Foto: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
Length: 2:03 minutes
In addition to exhibition trailers and image films, the YouTube channel of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin also shows interesting video series highlighting the backgrounds of our objects and work in the museums, such as Lieblingsstücke (Favourite Pieces, museum staff at the Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) and the Bode-Museum discuss their personal favourite works of art, in German with English subtitles), as well as Hingeschaut and Alone in the Museum – all extra offers for #SMBforHome.
Length: 2:28 Minutes
Picture: Paravent (ca 1900) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Gigapixel - Google
Animation: Retina Fabrik
Basketry is a cultural technique that is thousands of years old, practised worldwide, regionally distinctive and still a handicraft in the truest sense of the word. Humans alone have mastered the complex weaving method, with no machine capable of replacing their artisanship. The exhibition focuses on this fascinating skill and reveals the interconnections between historically evolved knowledge and modern innovations.
A globetrotting travelling exhibition curated by anthropologist Ewa Klekot and Poznán ceramic artist Arkadiusz Szwed, Traces of Work focuses on making the invisible visible.
Length: 1:55 minutes
The tapestry, created in 1667 in the north German region of Dithmarschen on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Reformation, allows the viewer to visually enter the everyday world of its donor, Anna Bump.
Length: 0:51 minutes
Recorded at the opening of the exhibition on July 21, 2016
Length: 3:54 minutes
Barbara Caveng is one of the curators and the initiator of KUNSTASYL.
Length: 1:14 minutes
Dachil wanted to become an engineer. During his first year in Germany he took a completely different direction. He is one of the curators of the exhibition.
Length: 2:36 minutes