Berlin, 28 May 2019
Dear sir or madam,
One of the first temporary exhibitions to open in the Humboldt Forum will feature sixty objects of the Omaha, an indigenous Nation of North America. The objects all share a very special history. Francis La Flesche, a Native American ethnologist, compiled them between 1894 and 1898 for what was then the Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin (the modern Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin) as objects representing “his own culture of the Umonhon” [Omaha]. The objects represent a link between the past and the present and form the historical point of departure for a new chapter in the relations between the Omaha Nation and Berlin. The joint exhibition, set to open in 2020, is currently being planned by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss together with the Ethnologisches Museum, the Nebraska Indian Community College and representatives of the Omaha Nation.
On the occasion of a working visit to Berlin by representatives of the Omaha Nation, you are cordially invited to a press workshop conversation with them in the foyer of Museen Dahlem, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin. Humboldt Forum director general Hartmut Dorgerloh and Lars-Christian Koch, director of the collections of the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin im Humboldt Forum, will introduce the principle of the temporary exhibitions and the joint project with the Omaha Nation. The conversation and parts of the introduction will be conducted in English.
We look forward to welcoming you at the event. Please submit your credentials online by Monday, 3 June 2019, at 12 p.m. at bit.ly/2X3PQ3P.
Date Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Time 11–12 pm
Venue Foyer of Museen Dahlem, Lansstraße 8, 14195 Berlin
Language English and German
Credentials online by Monday, 3 June 2019, at 12 p.m. at bit.ly/2X3PQ3P.
Participants Hartmut Dorgerloh, Lars-Christian Koch, Ilia Labischinski, representatives of the Nebraska Indian Community College and of the Omaha Nation
Organizer Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss together with the Ethnologisches Museum and the Nebraska Indian Community College and representatives of the Omaha Nation.
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