Berlin Says Thank You – and is Joined Again by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin!

31.01.2019
Museumsinsel Berlin

On 16 February 2019 more than eighty locations will participate in the Berlin-wide action “Berlin sagt Danke!”. The aim is to say “thank you” to all Berliners who get involved socially, politically or culturally to show their support for a diverse Berlin. They make Berlin a city where people from around the world are welcome and stand by one another.

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are taking part in the action day with the project “Multaqa: Museum as Meeting Place”, in which refugees from Syria and Iraq provide German-language tours through two museums. In the course of the tours, the guides present Syrian and Iraqi cultural artefacts to the museum visitors as outstanding testimonials to the history of humankind. The use of dialogical methods makes it possible for visitors to become actively involved and promotes an exchange among tour participants.

Bode-Museum

Tours for adults through the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst: 3:00–4:00 pm and 4:30–5:30 pm
Multaqa: Refugees from Syria and Iraq provide German-language tours through the Skulpturensammlung and the Museum für Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art).

Pergamonmuseum

Tours for adults at the Museum für Islamische Kunst: 3:00–4:00 pm and 4:30–5:30 pm
Multaqa: Refugees from Syria and Iraq provide German-language tours through the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum of Islamic Art).

Tours for adults at the Vorderasiatisches Museum: 3:00–4:00 pm and 4:30–5:30 pm
Multaqa: Refugees from Syria and Iraq provide German-language tours through the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East).

Admission and participation in the tours is free. However, the number of participants is limited. The meeting points for the tours are the ticket sales locations at the participating museums.

The Project "Multaqa: Museum as Meeting Point – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Musuems" is a collaboration of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, the Vorderasiatisches Museum, the Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst and the Deutsches Historisches Museum.