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Cultural Contacts. Living in Europe

Permanent exhibition
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

Spread over 700 square metres, the permanent exhibition 'Cultural Contacts. Living in Europe' is the first ever display of a cross-section of all the museum's diverse collections. It examines discussions on social movements and social boundaries.

The mobility, physical and social, of people within Europe and to Europe sets off a chain of cultural interaction and intermingling that may give rise to the development of global cultures, while at the same time raising questions of belonging and the identity of individuals and whole groups. As a result of such globalization individuals may feel 'lost' and yearn for what is familiar to them: their home, their home town, a particular region or their country.

Do Europe's cultural commonalities play a role in this process? The permanent exhibition highlights a few examples of such shared cultural affinities - in part by way of some extraordinary objects. For instance, a luxurious gondola from Venice, dating from 1910, encapsulates several themes at once: trade, travel, visual media, migration, specific cultural localities and piety.


A permanent exhibition of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

At the Museum Europäischer Kulturen
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Valerie Schmidt
Kleidung – deine zweite Haut?


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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Christian Krug
Leben in Europa – Kulturkontakte


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Blick in die neue Dauerausstellung
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/ Ute Franz-Scarciglia
Museum Europäischer Kulturen | third party tour

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Learning to weave in the exhibition "ALL HANDS ON: Basketry" of the Museum Europäischer Kulturen
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Christian Krug
Textile Day 2019
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Christian Krug
Neighbourhood event in the MEK garden
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Christian Krug
Detail eines Hochzeitskleides (dreiteiliges Rokokokleid), 1760/1770-Jahre, Umarbeitung im 19. Jh, ehem. Hirschberg/Schlesien
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Christian Krug
Nachbarschaftsfest
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
„Conchita Wurst on the Crescent“ (detail), Gerhard Goder, 2014
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
View of the permanent exhibition "Cultural Contacts. Living in Europe"
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
Paravent (around 1900)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Gigapixel - Google
Backstories | The Gondola in the Museum Europäischer Kulturen
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The Giant Mechanical Nativity Scene from the Ore Mountains.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarcigalia; CC NC-BY-SA

Permanent exhibition

Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn: Dahlem-Dorf
Bus: U Dahlem-Dorf, Limonenstraße, Domäne Dahlem

Service
Strollers and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the ticket desk.

Access
Wheelchair users can access the exhibition via two ramps. There is no floor-based guidance system. Audiovisual media have no subtitles.

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Opening Hours
Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

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