Humboldt Forum – Berlin’s newest landmark (published in Voyagers Voice)

This article about Humboldt Forum is also published in the 3rd issue of new digital magazine Voyagers Voice. Voyagers Voice is free online magazine based on culture and art. The articles are written by natives or by people who have lived in that country for many years and know the culture of that place very well. At Food and Travel, as a member of the founding team of the magazine, we are proud to participate in creating something completely unique.

Here you can read an excerpt of the article:


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The Humboldt Forum is a new museum of non-European art on the Museum Island in the historic centre of Berlin. The Museum is open for the time being only digitally, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was named in honour of the Prussian scholars Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt. The former Royal Palace facades were rebuilt and the modern interior was designed by the famous architect Franco Stella. Also on the eastern side of the Forum, a modern exterior facade has been added with a viewing platform just above the surface of the water on the banks of the River Spree. The Humboldt Forum incorporates two former museums, the Ethnological Museum of Berlin and the Museum of Asian Art.

The Museum also houses the new Humboldt Laboratory, a project of Berlin’s Humboldt University. The Laboratory is a workshop for all those who want to take part in the process of scientific research and discuss global problems and challenges such as climate change, environmental destruction and species extinction.

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From autumn 2021, the Forum will host on the second and third floors, a unique exhibition with outstanding exhibits from Africa, America, Asia and Oceania, dating from the 5th millennium B.C. to the present day. These artefacts that come from the world-renowned collections of the Ethological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin will include: Chinese court art, richly decorated houses from Palau, bronze and ivory reliefs from Benin and stelae from Guatemala.

The Museum with its outstanding collections that have been assembled under one roof, and the varied program of exhibitions, events and educational and digital offerings has the purpose to inspire visitors to gain new insights into the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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You could read the whole article in the 3rd issue of the digital travel magazine Voyagers Voice by clicking on the link: voyagersvoice.com