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Humboldt Forum

Introduction

The Humboldt Forum is taking shape in the historical heart of Berlin as a unique place for arts and sciences. It is a brand-new venue for experiencing, learning and encountering, inspired by the eponymous Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt and their delight in exploring the world and perceiving it as an interconnected system of nature and culture. The outstanding collections that have been assembled under one roof and the varied programme of exhibitions, events and educational and digital offerings inspire visitors to gain new insights into the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

A place where differences come together: architecturally, the Humboldt Forum is a reference to the former Berlin Palace and is built upon the visual contrast between modern elements and the reconstructed facades. The building reflects not only the breaks in the site’s history, but also points to the theme of connecting differences that will be the leitmotif of the Humboldt Forum’s programme.

The diversity Humboldt Forum strives to achieve is already inherent in the synergy of the four partners who shape the cultural and scientific programme of the Forum: the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz with the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stadtmuseum Berlin as well as the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss.

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