A year full of openings

From 17 December 2020, we will open the Humboldt Forum in several phases. Our multifaceted programme will unfold over the course of a whole year – from exhibitions and projections to guided tours and lectures to artistic interventions, dance and film screenings.

Das Humboldt Forum 2020
© SHF / Alexander Hartmann
Join us in December

From 17 December 2020, you can explore this latest addition to the centre of Berlin – from the outside and inside. The Schlüter Courtyard and the Passage will be open and accessible around the clock. You can experience video projections on the facade of the Schlüter Courtyard and sound installations in the portals. In the Palace Cellar you can explore the history of the site, and in the Passage you can learn more about our namesakes, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt.

New year, new programme

Three exhibitions will ring in the new year. From 3 January 2021, the exhibition Have a Seat! invites children and families to take a seat, explore modes of sitting from all over the world and ask who is allowed a seat at the table in today’s society.

From 7 January 2021, the Humboldt Lab of the Humboldt Universität presents After Nature, which spotlights the correlations between environmental and social changes. Opening on 16 January 2021, the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL, a co-production between Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin, illustrates the city’s role in an interconnected world.

In addition, a hybrid series of discussions will critically examine ethnological collection practices, the latest academic research and pressing social issues.


What happens next?

First, the basement, the ground floor and the first floor will open. In further stages over the course of next year, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin will open their ethnological and Asian art collections on the second and third floors. These will finally be topped off by an observation deck and rooftop terrace with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city.

At a glance