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Past events
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The ‘One Object, Many Questions’ discussion series takes a close look at a selected object from one of the exhibitions. Each discussion, with the involvement of an expert, will open up fascinating aspects of the item that may not be covered in detail, or indeed at all, in the exhibition itself.

Discussions may focus on the method of manufacture, symbolic meaning, previous owners, the object’s history, the lore held within the object or its particular appeal. Each discussion will take place in the exhibition concerned, and will give space for your questions and observations.

27/10/2021: SORRYFORNOTHING

With SORRYFORNOTHING, Philip Kojo Metz considers the void in the public commemoration of the colonial wars and their victims. The artist calls for a critical approach to Germany’s colonial past and an analysis of this in official remembrance culture. In BERLIN GLOBAL, he gives an artistic performance and holds this up for discussion in the event.

Questions from many different angles focused on a specific object from BERLIN GLOBAL. Be it provenance, restoration, location in time and space, tie to Berlin and the world plus a great variety of subjects – there are no limits when it comes to interconnections. The invited professional expert will introduce surprising perspectives with his background knowledge and expertise. He will be able to supply far more information than there is ordinarily room for in an exhibition. The complexity and possibly also contradictoriness of the object and its research are addressed as well. The object will be ‘brought to life’ and unlocked for the public even if they have no prior knowledge.

The tour will take place on site with participants. At the same time, it will be broadcast free of charge as a livestream on YouTube and via Zoom (German, English translation, German and English subtitles).

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Practical info

  • Contact tracing

    For the protection of our visitors, and to allow for the rapid tracing of possible chains of infection, the partners of the Humboldt Forum are required to keep records of attendance for tours and events. This means your contact details will be recorded when attending a guided tour or event. At the beginning of each tour or event, you will be given a contact form on which to record your information. Your personal information will be used only for official contact tracing purposes and will be deleted automatically after four weeks.

  • 2G for exhibitions and 2G-Plus for guided tours & events

    Please note that in accordance with the adaptation of the State of Berlin on the measures to contain the Corona pandemic, the 2G rule is applied for visiting the Humboldt Forum. The rule generally applies to entering the building and visiting exhibitions. Valid vaccination certificates or convalescence certificates must be presented digitally or in paper form as proof. Please note the information on this page about the mask requirement.

    Please note the special safety guidelines for visiting the exhibition Have a seat!

    The 2G-Plus regulation applies to guided tours and events. This means, a current antigen rapid test (not older than 24 hours) or a booster vaccination must also be shown at the group meeting points and before the event rooms.

    Exceptions
    Children up to and including the age of 5 are exempt from the 2G or 2G-Plus requirement, and outside school holidays children and young people up to and including the age of 17 are exempt on presentation of their school ID or BVG ticket. During school holidays, children and young people up to and including 17 years of age must show a valid vaccination, convalescence or test certificate (not older than 24 hours) in addition to their school ID.

    Unvaccinated visitors with a medical certificate are also exempt. In this case, a valid negative PCR test form, not older than 24 hours, must be presented in addition to the certificate.

    For your own safety and the safety of your children, we strongly recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test and use the Corona contact tracing app available in the entrance areas before visiting the Humboldt Forum.

    We ask for your understanding that there may be waiting times in the entrance areas of the Passage and in Portal 3. Please allow sufficient time and have your ticket, proof of identity and photo ID ready for inspection.

    Central information from the Berlin administration on the coronavirus can be found here.

  • Face coverings

    Wearing an FFP2 mask is compulsory in all indoor areas of the Humboldt Forum for persons over the age of 14. Please bring your mask with you. Medical masks are sufficient for children from the age of 6 to the age of 14, but we recommend an FFP2 mask. Deaf people and their accompanying persons are exempt from the mask requirement. If wearing a mask is not possible due to health restrictions (e.g. asthma, severe lung diseases, etc.), a medical certificate must be carried and a current result (not older than 24 hours) of an antigen test must be shown. We draw your attention to the increased risk of infection.