Still young at 250! Celebrating the birthday of Alexander von Humboldt
A rip-roaring celebration at the Humboldt Forum to mark Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday
The two-day public celebrations marking Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th birthday, organized by the Humboldt Forum together with the Goethe-Institut, ended as a resounding success on Saturday evening. Around 7,000 visitors joined in the weekend’s joyful festivities at the Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss under the watchword “250 years young!” The programme included plenty of attractive offerings for everyone from specialists to families: the celebrations featured approximately sixty international artists and experts with a special focus on Latin America. Various artistic formats strikingly emphasized the enduring relevance of Alexander von Humboldt while simultaneously encouraging critical debate. To mark the anniversary, the Humboldt Forum’s function rooms were temporarily opened for exhibitions, installations and performances for the first time.
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