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Cooperation with Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - Humbolt Lab Dahlem

News from Dec 06, 2014

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) represented by the president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger and the MA in Visual and Media Anthropology fixed a cooperation contract for the project Humboldt Lab Dahlem of the Humboldt Forum.

The future Berlin Palace – Humboldt-Forum, 3D visualization of the view from the northwest showing the historic dome © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldtforum / Franco Stella

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is an internationally renowned cultural institution and an important player in the humanities and the social sciences. It includes museums, libraries, archives, and research institutes. Its collections have a universal character. They document the evolution of human culture from its beginnings to the present in Europe and on other continents. The Humboldt-Forum will be dedicated to the dialogue of the world’s cultures. It will examine social developments worldwide and contribute to conveying an up-to-date understanding of our globalized world.

The Humboldt Lab Dahlem supplements and enriches the planning of the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) en route to the Humboldt-Forum by posing specific questions and employing unusual methods. In smaller exhibitions and installations – called “Probebühnen” (rehearsal stages) – artists experiment with objects and their presentation, with communicating contexts, with new questions and expectations from museum visitors.

The cooperation contract includes the production of videos for Humboldt Lab Dahlem produced in seminars of the MA in Visual and Media Anthropology (lecturer: Lidia Rossner).


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