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The Humboldt Forum invites you to an individual journey through space and time with atmospheric lighting and a DJ set during the Long Night of Museums.

This year, the Humboldt Forum is part of the Berlin Long Night of Museums. From 6 pm the Humboldt Forum is looking forward to your visit.
After dusk you will enter the Schlüterhof through portals illuminated in rainbow colours. The air-conditioned foyer invites you to dance or chill to the rhythms of DJ Jeff during this long night. Enjoy a digital sea of colours played out for you by our cosmographer.

Get to know the entire house in one long night: All four actors will open their doors for you. In the Humboldt Forum you can expect a programme from the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace, the National Museums in Berlin with the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art, as well as the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Connect with the globe in BERLIN GLOBAL on an interactive tour during the Long Night of the Museums and experience how the city and its people are connected to the world - then and now. Or find answers to the question of how climate change, species extinction and the crisis of democracy are connected in the Humboldt Laboratory's exhibition After Nature. The exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art  again offer very different views of past and present cultures of Africa, Asia and Oceania.

The temporary exhibition un_endlich. Living with Death tells of different ideas of death and the afterlife and presents the latest scientific research in room-filling interactive installations.

Descend to the historic remains of the Berlin Wall. Here you will find the oldest evidence of the site's history. The exhibition offers a tour from the Middle Ages to the present day and takes you into the Sculpture Hall, where you can experience the original sculptures of the historic palace façade. The video panorama offers you an audiovisual overview of the history of the site! Also experience a spectacular view over the rooftops of Berlin: the roof terrace is open until 8 pm for the Long Night of the Museums. The visitor service awaits you in the staircase hall.

You are interested in the museums and would like to get a glimpse behind the scenes: Then you are welcome to join one or more circles of friends. They present themselves in the staircase hall and are available to answer your questions.

You are interested in the museums and would like to get a glimpse behind the scenes: Then feel free to join one or more Friends' Circles. They present themselves in the staircase hall and are available to answer questions.

When you have seen everything at the Humboldt Forum, an exclusive shuttle service is available: The Technik Museum's Rolling Museum will take you directly from the Humboldt Forum to the Technik Museum in vehicles from the past.

Our Program and further Offers

16:00 - 18:00 - Cultural Summer at the Long Night of the Museums
As a prelude to the opening of the Long Night of Museums, the Kultursommer presents itself with a Marching Band and Beating the Drum at the Humboldt Forum. Follow the sounds of the Marching Band from Portal 1 of the Humboldt Forum via the Spreeterassen to Portal 4 and beat the drum there yourself.

18:00 - 23:00 - The Friends of the Humboldt Forum
Get to know the different Friends of the Humboldt Forum. Find out how you can support the work of the various institutions and gain an insight into the work behind the scenes. The Friends will present themselves and their work near the respective exhibitions.

18:00 - 02:30 Art on the Cosmograph
The Cosmograf is unmissable in the foyer of the Humboldt Forum. In addition to practical announcements about exhibitions and events in the building, it is the 360° canvas for media art. Experience all the artworks that have appeared so far during the Long Night of the Museums.

19:00 - 00:00 - Rolling Museum Berlin
Want to take a trip through Berlin in a vintage car? It's possible with the vintage car shuttle between the German Museum of Technology and the Humboldt Forum! Just hop on - in the loading street of the Museum of Technology or at the Humboldt Forum. The journey is free of charge for holders of long night tickets.

20:00 - 01:00 Through the night with DJ Jeff
DJ Jeff is an experienced and dynamic disc jockey who covers all genres of music and has thus built up an impressive personal style. Afrobeat, Amapiano, HipHop, RnB and Dancehall are his preferred genres. For more than five years he has been playing all over Europe and Africa, where he had his first professional gigs. Especially in Nigeria and Ukraine, he has made a name for himself as a DJ. He has already been present on the most diverse platforms: in renowned clubs, at mega concert events and for radio stations. Before coming to Berlin, he studied computer technology in Ukraine at the Polytechnic Institute Igor Sikorsky Kyiv, the national technical university. He loves to travel and try out new skills on his turntables.

20:30 - 22:30 stillLEBEN. Getting closer to cultures through drawing
The present is characterised by a flood of information and impressions. Many people often lack the time to focus on something, to enter into a relationship with their environment or to be mindful of the objects around them. Even during a visit to a museum, the quantity of information is often difficult to cope with. With a smartphone, you can photograph exhibits as a reminder, but how exactly did you look at them in the first place? Drawing museum objects provides a contrast to the quick tour and the overflow of visual and acoustic impressions. Capturing something in drawing requires attentive seeing and time. This not only has a positive effect on cognitive abilities, but also on the mental senses. In the moment of concentration, the mind and spirit come to rest and a space opens up for new insights.

Carolina Pretell was born and raised in Argentina. She studied fine arts in Argentina and art history/ancient American studies in Berlin. The interest in the practical and theoretical examination of art functions as a thread running through her various activities. In her own artistic practice, the experimental and the ephemeral take on a significant role. Her studio, populated by plants and other found materials, has a laboratory character. In her many years of work as a course instructor and art mediator, she always promotes a mindful perception of the external and internal world. Beyond artistic demands, drawing practice enables a deeper form of seeing that is accessible to everyone. Following this approach, she opens up the space at the Humboldt Forum to take a closer look at museum exhibits with pen and paper in hand and capture them in drawing.

18:00 - 00:00 Mediation - un_endlich. Living with death
Mediators will be on hand from 18:00 - 00:00 to provide information on the background and significance of this unique exhibition.

from 19:30 - Short guided tours of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art
During the Long Night of the Museums, short guided tours will give you interesting insights into selected works of art (for the inquisitive) or an overview of a special collection area (for the hurried). You will have the opportunity to learn exciting stories in a short and snappy way and to ask your questions. For the first time, all permanent exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art will be on view during this Long Night of the Museums.

Guided tour for those in a hurry - overview tour
Ethnological Museum 19:30, 20:30, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30
Museum of Asian Art 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00

Guided tour for the inquisitive - stories about selected works of art
Ethnological Museum 19:45, 20:45, 21:45, 22:45, 23:45
Museum of Asian Art 20:15, 21:15, 22:15, 23:15

Guided Tour for English Speakers
Ethnological Museum 20:00, 21:00, 22:00, 23:00
Museum of Asian Art 20:30, 21:30, 22:30, 23:30

18:00 - 00:00 Mediation - Schlosskeller
Mediators will be on hand from 18:00 - 00:00 to provide information on the background and significance of this unique exhibition.

from 19:00 Short guided tours - Humboldt Laboratory
How are climate change, working conditions in a textile factory in Bangladesh and the extinction of insects in the Uckermark region connected? The exhibition in the Humboldt Laboratory focuses on crises of ecological and social systems and links objects from historical collections with contemporary debates and research.

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- 21:00-21:30
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- 23:00-23:30

18:00 - 02:00 Live speakers in Berlin Global
Experience BERLIN GLOBAL together: Live speakers* will be available for spontaneous mini tours in the area of the Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum. Come and talk to the live speakers about the city of Berlin, its history, current issues and the city's connections to the world.

Further Information

  • Tickets for the Long Night of the Museums will be available from 31 July 2023 on the Long Night of the Museums website and at the VISIT BERLIN Tourist Information offices. There is a Tourist Information office in the Schlüterhof of the Humboldt Forum.
  • Savings tickets: 31 July to 13 August: 12 euros, reduced rate 10 euros
  • Regular prices: 14 to 26 August: 18 euros, reduced 12 euros
  • Children up to 12 years free
  • For those who make up their minds at the last minute: tickets are available at the Humboldt Forum on 26 August 23 from 6 pm at the ticket counter.
  • The tickets entitle the holder to visit all participating museums and the bus shuttles set up especially for the Long Night of the Museums.
  • From 6 pm, access to the Humboldt Forum via Portal 3 and the revolving doors in the Passage is only possible with a Long Night Ticket.
  • The Sculpture Hall (access Portal 6 or Schlüterhof) and the Video Panorama (access Schlüterhof or Passage) are accessible without an LNDM ticket until 10 pm.

Tickets for the Long Night of Museums 2023:  

  • Regular tickets are available from 14.08.2023 HERE.

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