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Behind the seemingly immobile objects in the museum are moving biographies. These often unknown and, from today's perspective, sometimes problematic stories of collecting, travelling, categorising and exhibiting are the subject of the guided tour: Where do the objects come from? How did they come to Berlin? How did they change hands? How were they received and exhibited in Berlin? What significance do they have today for the societies of origin?

Große Auslegerboote von der Insel Luf
Große Auslegerboote von der Insel Luf © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, Foto: Alexander Schippel

Meeting place & time
You will find the meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops on your booking confirmation. In order for the guided tour to start on time, please arrive at the Humboldt Forum 15 minutes before the programme begins. Please take this extra quarter of an hour into account when planning your visit. Thank you very much!

  • 8 EUR per person
  • Please book your ticket in advance online or at the box office in the foyer.
  • Dates and ticket bookings for the coming month will be released at the end of the previous month.
  • Duration: 60 min
  • German
  • max. 10 persons
  • Belongs to: Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art

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Additional information

Our tip: Find good stories in good books, visit the shop at the Humboldt Forum, onsite or online! Then enjoy a good coffee and more in the Schlüterhof or the rooftop restaurant.

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Humboldt Forum - Ethnologisches Museum