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The statue of the Hindu god Vishnu (South India, 8th/9th century AD) from the collection of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst is transported from Berlin-Dahlem to the Humboldt Forum
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Travelling Deities – Vishnu Moves into the Humboldt Forum

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The Ishtar Gate in the Pergamonmuseum © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer
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Processional bull Nandi, Shiva’s mount, 19th–20th century
Processional bull Nandi, Shiva’s mount, 19th–20th century © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst/Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, digital reproduction: Jester Blank GbR

Collection display in the Humboldt Forum from late summer 2021

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Vishnu, detail, South India, 8th–9th century AD © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, digital reproduction: Jester Blank GbR
Vishnu, South India, 8th–9th century AD © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, digital reproduction: Jester Blank GbR

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Ascetics with Visitors, Murshidabad, ca. 1750-60, from an Indian album of Archibald Swinton, I 5004, fol. 25 (7)
Ascetics with Visitors, Murshidabad, ca. 1750-60, from an Indian album of Archibald Swinton, I 5004, fol. 25 (7) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Martin Franken

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Humboldt Forum Competition, Corporate Design, Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zürich, Entrance hall 1
Humboldt Forum Competition, Corporate Design, Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zürich, Entrance hall 1 © SHF / Stefan Falk

Humboldt Forum in the Berlin palace