The Humboldt Forum
A new Space for Art and Science in the Heart of Berlin
The inauguration of the Humboldt Forum creates between the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz, in the historic heart of Berlin, a new centre of culture and science. Opposite the Museum Island, in the reinterpretation by Italian architect Franco Stella of the Berlin City Palace that was demolished in 1950, faithfully reconstructed Baroque façades encounter contemporary architectural language and modern art and history meets present and future. The Humboldt Forum brings together arts and cultures, areas of knowledge, people, communities and perspectives and provides spaces for surprising experiments and inspiring encounters.
The cultural programme
Permanent exhibitions enable the art and cultures of Asia, Oceania, Africa and America, the wide-ranging links of Berlin with the world and the 800 years of the city’s history to be experienced in all their diversity and pressing issues of our time to be reflected on from different perspectives. They include dealing with the colonial heritage. Various special exhibitions and other temporary exhibitions deal with a wide range of current topics, issues, developments and challenges in a global context. The exhibitions are curated in close collaboration with the respective communities, they include from the outset the educational perspective and they are designed jointly with different event offerings and cultural education formats.
In close cooperation with diaspora communities a programme of events for everyone covers contemporary arts such as music, theatre, dance, performance, literature, film and the media and enables artistic participation and popular discourse. A comprehensive programme of education and knowledge sharing both for groups and for individual visitors extends across the entire house. Guided tours, creative educational formats, participative workshops, talks and artistic projects are offered on all floors.
The intended polyphony is built into the interplay of the four in-house actors. They are the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the State Museums in Berlin’s Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art, Kulturprojekte Berlin, the Berlin Municipal Museum, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and, as the host, the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss.
|Datum:||04. August 2020|