A New Board Game on Protecting Cultural Property – Taskforce: Saving Antiquities

Neues Museum

The German-language board game Taskforce: Saving Antiquities takes players behind the scenes of cultural heritage protection. On 25 November 2021 the project team will present the game in the Greek Courtyard of the Neues Museum on the Museumsinsel Berlin.

Taskforce: Saving Antiquities is a cooperative board game that simulates the scope of action and decision-making structures fundamental to working with cultural assets and artefacts. By playing the game, players learn about complex processes ranging from preservation to restitution. The game is complemented by a website (online since September 2021) that was developed as part of the Saving Antiquities project. Its participants include the Berlin Antike-Kolleg, the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Game Design course of study at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin).

Canceled: Game Presentation on 25 November 2021

The game presentation, planned for 25 November 2021 in the Neues Museum, has been canceled.

The Saving Antiquities Project

Saving Antiquities aims to raise awareness about the complexities of dealing with archaeological cultural assets and to elucidate the different interest groups and their fields of activity. The project realised by experts from the fields of cultural heritage protection, game design and science communication. Participants include the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin University of Applied Sciences and the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.