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The Humboldt Forum in Berlin’s Reconstructed Stadtschloss

In July 2021 the Humboldt Forum finally opened its doors. Over some 800 years the location of Berlin’s newest cultural landmark has changed remarkably. Having been the site of some momentous events in European and world history. Following the reunification of Germany and considerable debate, it was agreed to partially reconstruct the great Baroque Berlin Palace to provide a new cultural space in the city. Exhibitions and events drawing on the collections and work of four cultural and scientific institutions in Berlin.

What is the Humbolt Forum?

A Brief History of Schlossplatz

Controversies and the Humboldt Forum

The Cupola and Cross

Colonial Origins of the Collections

Exhibitions: What’s on at the Humbolt Forum in 2021

History of the Site

After Nature

Berlin Global

Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art

Terribly Beautiful. Elephant-human-ivory

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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