Photo by Hartmut Dorgerloh
Hartmut Dorgerloh

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Dorgerloh is General Director of the Humboldt Forum and Chairman of the Board of the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace. The art historian and cultural manager has been an honorary professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin since 2004.

A name entails responsibility – How much Humboldt is in the Humboldt Forum?
The name “Humboldt” proves to be versatile. From a lunar crater to an intercity express train, a clinic and a sailing ship, all sorts of things bear Humboldt’s name. In Berlin too, where the brothers Wilhelm and Alexander were born, they were adopted as patrons in many places. Not far from the Humboldt-Universität, the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace now joins the ranks of these institutions, inscribing itself with the names of both scholars. A name entails responsibility. But what is behind it all?
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