Humboldt Forum


Interviews, films, columns and latest reports on the Forum's historcial site, construction, exhibitions and events – stories by artists, scientist and the people behind the scenes.

Hartmut Dorgerloh and Lars-Christian Koch during the Open Days of the Construction Site 2018. © SHF / David von Becker
December 12, 2018

This is Not about Stalling

DIE ZEIT interview with Hartmut Dorgerloh and Lars-Christian Koch about the restitution of collections from colonial contexts.

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December 6, 2018

Advent greetings from Munich

Der Freundeskreis Berliner Schloss e.V. sammelt Spenden für die Kolossalfiguren Mäßigkeit, Gerechtigkeit und Weisheit am Portal 3.

Illuminated for the first time, the Schlüterhof during the Long Night of Museums Berlin, 2018. © SHF / David von Becker
November 22, 2018

A stage for the cultures of the world, in the heart of Berlin

Franco Stella explains the ideas on which the architecture of the Humboldt Forum is based.

The Luf boat
November 8, 2018

A Drua from the South Pacific

In Fiji a double-hulled sailing boat is being built for the junior areas in the Humboldt Forum.

An aerial photograph of the Lustgarten promises a wonderful view in the future. © SHF/Stephan Falk
November 8, 2018

Berlin from above

The Humboldt Forum gets a restaurant on the palace roof.

Windows on the Lustgarten side
October 11, 2018

A thousend windows for a palace. Technical requirements for perfect vision.

What requirements must be placed on the construction of the new windows.

Competition entry by Tim Trantenroth: Untitled, 1st prize for the stairwell above Gate V. © Tim Trantenroth, Berlin
September 27, 2018

Modern art behind baroque facades

Hans-Dieter Hegner and Lars-Christian Koch talk about the role of contemporary art in the Humboldt Forum.

Setan Jawa. © Erik Wirasakti
August 30, 2018

In the kingdom of shadows

The Javanese gamelan ensemble Garasi Seni Benawa and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin accompany the silent film Setan Jawa.

August 27, 2018

Photo gallery: The last Open Days of the Construction Site

Impressions from the 6th and last open days of the construction site, before the Humboldt Forum's official opening in late 2019.

Surviving decorative figures from the Berlin Palace. © SHF/ Stephan Falk
August 20, 2018

Sculptures tell their stories

About the possible meaning and intentions behind the diverse sculptures on the facades and portals of the Berlin Palace