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Group picture with the partners in front of the Humboldt Forum
© Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

Humboldt Forum: Position Paper on International Cooperation for Long-Term and Sustainable Prospects for the Future


Wooden face mask from the Columbian Kogi people
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Martin Franken

The Ethnologisches Museum and Columbia Intensify Cooperation


Detailansicht der „Höhle der ringtragenden Tauben" (China) im Ausstellungsbereich „Religiöse Architektur der nördlichen Seidenstraße" des Museums für Asiatische Kunst im Humboldt Forum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, Alexander Schippel

The Humboldt Forum: Collection Displays and Exhibitions of the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst are now fully open


King with two accompanying figures, detail, relief panel, brass, Nigeria, 16th century/ownership transferred to Nigeria on 25 August 2022, to be featured on loan in the Benin exhibition at the Ethnologisches Museum.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Jörg von Bruchhausen

Return of Benin Bronzes from the Ethnologisches Museum: Artefacts Now in Nigerian Hands


Relief plaque depicting a king (oba) with four attendants, 16th century
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Claudia Obrocki

First Restitution of “Benin Bronzes” from the Ethnologisches Museum: Commemorative Head and Relief Plaque


Memorial head of a queen mother (iyoba), 18th century
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ethnologisches Museum / Martin Franken

Humboldt Forum: Agreement on the Repatriation of the Benin Bronzes in the Ethnologisches Museum Still Planned for 2022


SPK President Hermann Parzinger and Esther Moombolah/Gôagoses (Director of the National Museum of Namibia) with Lars-Christian Koch, Director of the Ethnologisches Museum, and the Namibian Ambassador Martin Andjaba (left to right)
© SPK / / Thomas Imo

Ethnologisches Museum: Restitutions to Namibia and Tanzania