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Guided Tour Ethnological collections

Faces like masks, dancing legs, telling hands: all people communicate with their bodies. The tour invites you to use the possibilities of communication through images and movement together. In this way, the diversity of cultures in the Ethnological Museum is learned about and traced. Particularly important are the historical events and the paths of the objects into the Berlin collection.
The visitors themselves can recreate postures of sculptures, watch short videos of dances, find their favourites and share them with the group. How do people and animals relate to each other in the works? And what about the relationship of people to the sea? The tour wants to try out and inspire.

Guided Tour Museum of Asian Art

What facial expressions do the heads from the Buddhist sites of the Silk Road show? Are there gestures for the course of communal tea drinking in Japan? The collection of the Museum of Asian Art offers a lively connection to everyday life with numerous objects from different cultures. Postures and symbols found in the different cultures enter into dialogue with German sign and spoken language. The tour invites visitors to creatively try out inclusive methods with each other: Stories from Buddhism and Hinduism can be told through images, playing short videos of traditional dances can bring the sculptures to life. As personal and cultural testimonies, the objects are thematised in the tour, and in the group, depending on the perspective, surprising stories can reveal themselves.

This tour offers deaf and hearing people sensory access to the new presentations of the collections of the Museum of Asian Art and the Ethnological Museum. Deaf or hearing mediators accompanied by a DGS simultaneous interpreter lead visitors through the new exhibition areas in dialogue and invite them to experience and join in the discussion.



  • Recommendation to wear a mask

    Visitors aged 6 and over are recommended to wear an FFP2 or medical face mask in all interior rooms of the Humboldt Forum. Unless otherwise stated, this also applies to guided tours and events. For your own safety and the safety of your children, we recommend that all age groups take a rapid antigen test before visiting the Humboldt Forum.

  • Meeting point & time

    The meeting point for guided tours and the location for workshops can be found on your booking confirmation. In order for the tour to begin punctually, please arrive 15 minutes before the programme is due to start. We ask that you allow for this additional quarter hour when planning your visit.