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How are wisdom and compassion depicted in Asian art? Why are they key concepts? What are they meant to convey? Objects from India, China and Japan are presented. You will learn why the tea gathering is to be understood as its own form of wisdom and how it is related to Zen Buddhism.

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Wasser-Mond-Pose
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Wasser-Mond-Pose © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss, Foto: Alexander Schippel

  • 8 EUR per person
  • Please book your ticket in advance online or at the ticket office in the foyer.
  • monthly on the fourth Thursday
  • Dates and ticket booking 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
Meeting place & time: You will find the meeting point for guided tours on your booking confirmation. To ensure that the guided tour starts 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!

Group size: Please understand that due to the Corona Restriction Ordinance, group tours can only take place with a limited number of participants (maximum 15, depending on the format). Please note the current hygiene regulations in this context.

“2G” regulation from 15 November 2021: In accordance with the Federal State of Berlin’s updated measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, please be informed that starting on Monday, 15 November 2021, the “2G“ rule will apply to all visits to the Humboldt Forum. This rule generally applies to entering the building, as well as to visitors of exhibitions and participants of events, educational programmes, and guided tours. A digitally legible vaccination certificate or a digital recovery certificate must be presented as proof. A physical vaccination certificate without a legible QR code or a valid test certificate is no longer sufficient. Exceptions include children aged five and below, as well as children and adolescents aged 17 or below upon presentation of a student ID Unvaccinated visitors with a medical certificate are also exempt. These visitors must present a valid, negative PCR test result that is no older than 24 hours. We kindly ask for your understanding that there may be a wait at the Passage and Portal 3 entrances. Please plan your visit accordingly and have your ticket, proof of vaccination or recovery, and ID ready for inspection. Visitors aged 6 and above, as well as all staff members, are required to wear a medical or FFP2 face mask indoors. The Berlin administration’s centralised COVID-19 information can be found here.

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