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Archiving music through documentation, digitization, research and exchange preserves cultural heritage for future generations. With Ostinato Records and the Syrian Cassette Archive, we will look at this practice from a different angle at “Airing Out”. Examples of archival work outside of Western cultural institutions and away from a European frame of reference will be presented and made tangible. After all, records/cassettes/recordings are also a form of cultural memory and legacy. In the cooperation between producers and musicians, questions of ownership and copyrights also play a decisive role, as these contribute significantly to the preservation of the cultural heritage of the respective region. What needs to be done to reconceptualize the contemporary meaning of cultural heritage will be discussed.
In addition, Mariam Bachich, who works as a project manager for the Syrian Collection at the Ethnological Museum Berlin (SMB), will offer her expertise to provide insight into a participatory online research project entitled Can Heritage Objects Represent a Homeland? that uses similar methods to the Syrian Cassette Archive.



Kultursommer Festival 2022

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Kultursommer Festival 2022

Practical information

  • 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.