The ethnological museum in Osaka, Japan, receives a Christmas pyramid from the Ore Mountains © Akiko Mori
Opening of the exhibition “Fulfillable dreams? Italian Women in Berlin” © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
Barbara Caveng, Aymen Montasser; poster in the picture: Mr Amir, a farmer from Pakistan © Till Rimmele
The Museum Europäischer Kulturen’s work primarily involves European cultural contacts as well as networking and cooperation with national and international partners. Our participation in research projects and partnerships provides us with an interdisciplinary network of museums and institutions.
We are continually expanding this network through our scholarly exchange with colleagues and through collaborations including exhibitions and events. In this way, we maintain contact with museums throughout Europe as well as in Japan, South Korea, and the United States.
We also participate in a number of specialist and professional associations. It is our intention to support and exchange with junior museum researchers through university partnerships, such as joint seminars and collaborative projects.
In keeping with our theme "Europe in Berlin", we see ourselves as a forum for intercultural encounters. We work closely with various interest groups and European cultural institutions in Berlin, such as the society for Italian women in Germany "Rete Donne e.V.", the association founded by Barbara Caveng "KUNSTASYL e.V.", and the experts’ association "…textil..e.V.".
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Subjects: Museology, conservation and restauration, museum management and communication, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH, Berlin)
Institut of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Volkskunde/Kulturanthropologie, Universität Hamburg
Expertenkomitee Immaterielles Kulturerbe, German Commission for UNESCO
Scientific advisory board in basic research for the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal – Zentralinstitut und Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel
Scientific advisory board, Schlesisches Museum zu Görlitz
Editor Crimean Historical Review
Scientific advisory board, editor, Historical Ethnology
Board of trustees, Stiftung Historische Museen Hamburg
Member of the expert committee Kulturerbe des Deutschen Kulturrats (for ICOM Deutschland)