Ethnological Museum

 

in short

The collections of the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) comprise outstanding examples of material and immaterial goods that were created outside of Europe and brought to Berlin in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Divided into geographic regions and arranged in thematic displays, the presentations of the collections convey fascinating insights into the diversity of non-European cultures.
Museumsensemble 'Museen Dahlem' in Berlin.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
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Ethnological Museum

in detail

The collections of the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) comprise outstanding examples of material and immaterial goods that were created outside of Europe and brought to Berlin in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Divided into geographic regions and arranged in thematic displays, the presentations of the collections convey fascinating insights into the diversity of non-European cultures:


The exhibition 'Art from Africa' portrays developments in African art history, illustrating the religious and social significance of sculptures and everyday objects, while 'Africa in Berlin' takes a closer look at the manifold relations between Africa and Europe. Archaeological artefacts featured in the exhibition 'American Archaeology' date from as far back as 2000 BCE and demonstrate the rich cultural heritage of pre-Spanish cultures in Central and South America. The exhibition “Myth of the Golden Triangle” shines a spotlight on ethnic minorities in Southeast-Asia. The exhibition 'Islamic Worlds' presents different perspectives of the Muslim experience throughout history in the context of tradition, religion and modernity.


As the largest partner involved in the Humboldt Forum, the Ethnologisches Museum will move its collections to Schlossplatz in the centre of Berlin in the near future with plans to reorganise and introduce new concepts to the presentation of the museum’s holdings.


Please notice that the South Seas and North American galleries as well as the Junior Museum are closed since 11 January 2016.

Video: Felix von Boehm / cine-fils.com
Dahlem Museums
The museum complex in Dahlem unites collections of extra-European art literally "under one roof". These collections, which have matured over centuries, combine to form the world's largest, richest and most balanced complex of this kind.

The district of Berlin-Dahlem is home to the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) and the Museum of Asian Art, which house the city's collections of non-European art and culture. This group of collections, internationally the most significant of its kind in terms of scope, quality and symmetry, was planned as a museum centre as early as the beginning of the 20th century, although its construction did not commence until the 1970s. The Museum of European Cultures has been housed in the same building since May 2005.
Admission
Area Ticket Dahlem: 8,00 EUR / Reduced: 4,00 EUR
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Dahlem Museums
Lansstraße 8
14195 Berlin
Germany
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Opening Times

Sun
11:00 - 18:00
Mon
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Tue
10:00 - 17:00
Wed
10:00 - 17:00
Thu
10:00 - 17:00
Fri
10:00 - 17:00
Sat
11:00 - 18:00

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