Humboldt Forum Shops

The Humboldt Forum in Berlin is unique and offers a variety of historical treasures. The Humboldt Forum stores offer a range of great gift ideas that any history buff will love.

The world of the Humboldt Forum for your home,
to give away and enjoy.

Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)
Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)
Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)
Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)
Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)
Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)

Book - The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace (DE)

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Modern, versatile, discussed:The high-quality, German-language book portrays the creation, construction and visions of the Humboldt Forum. Richly illustrated and with texts by the experts of the four partner institutions, you will gain insights into the young but eventful history of the house.

The debates about the reconstruction, the architecture, the building history, the historical traces from 800 years, the comprehensive cultural, educational and leisure activities and many other topics play a role.

The photographs, illustrations, room plans and sketches make the work a perfect reminder of a visit to the Humboldt Forum. Also as a gift, it increases the anticipation of soon experiencing this special place for yourself.

The book is also available in English.

  • Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Publisher:Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Publisher:Prestel, 2020
  • 32.5x24.5cm
  • 248 pages with numerous historical illustrations, photographs, graphics, sketches and room plans
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Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic
Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic

Floor lamp - Palace of the Republic

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The high-quality floor lamp, designed according to a historical model, is a very special kind of home accessory. The exclusive design is based on the lamps that once hung in the Palace of the Republic and is an eye-catcher in every room.

Colloquially referred to as"Erich's lamp shop", the Palace of the Republic was built between 1973 and 1976 under Erich Honecker and was the seat of the GDR parliament and a popular place for leisure and culture until 1990. The foyer and stairwell were lit up day and night thanks to the generous lighting systems. This impression still determines the memories of many people who visited the Palace of the Republic.

The floor lamp with a sphere was produced in a very limited edition and is exclusively available here.

  • Dimensions floor lamp:W:25 cm, L:140 cm
  • Dimensions packaging:H:36 cm, W:40 cm, L:55 cm
  • Weight:7kg
  • Material:glass, metal
  • Socket:E27 for bulbs up to max. 40 watts or energy-saving bulbs up to max. 11 watts

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Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace
Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace
Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace
Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace
Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace
Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace

Book - Crazy. The comic about the Berlin Palace

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The history of the city using a building as an example:on 135 pages, the architect and comic artist Sebastian Strombach tells how the former swamp area became what Berlin is today. With comic sequences and large-format city panoramas from the Ice Age to the present day, he focuses on the Berlin Palace, its architecture, symbolism and political significance over the centuries.

On the walk through time, readers get to know the eventful history of the house and its residents as well as the city in a funny, thoughtful and creative way. At the same time, the author describes the overarching historical events of the respective epoch and mixes well-known with lesser-known facts.

The black and white drawings are made with great attention to detail and are an unusual approach to the eventful history of the place.

  • Author and illustrator:Sebastian Strombach
  • Publisher:Urbanophil, 2020
  • 28.7x21.5 cm
  • 135 pages of black and white cartoon drawings
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Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic
Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic

Ceiling lamp 160cm - Palace of the Republic

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The high-quality ceiling lamp, designed according to a historical model, is a very special kind of home accessory. The exclusive design is based on the lamps that once hung in the Palace of the Republic and is an eye-catcher in every room.

Colloquially referred to as"Erich's lamp shop", the Palace of the Republic was built between 1973 and 1976 under Erich Honecker and was the seat of the GDR parliament and a popular place for leisure and culture until 1990. The foyer and stairwell were lit up day and night thanks to the generous lighting systems. This impression still determines the memories of many people who visited the Palace of the Republic.

The ceiling light with 12 spheres has been produced in a very limited edition and is exclusively available here.

  • Dimensions packaging:H:125 cm, W:125 cm, D:62 cm
  • Weight:42.3kg
  • Material:glass, metal
  • Socket:E27 for bulbs up to max. 40 watts or energy-saving bulbs up to max. 11 watts


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Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)
Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)
Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)
Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)
Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)

Book - (Post)colonialism and cultural heritage (DE)

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Dealing with colonial history and (post)colonial continuities is one of the major challenges of the Humboldt Forum. It will decisively shape the work of this cultural institution. In this volume, prominent, globally active museum experts who accompanied the Humboldt Forum in its creation have their say. With their contributions, they take part in international debates, such as the passionate debate about the provenance and restitution of ethnological collections.
With contributions by George Okello Abungu (Nairobi), Kwame Anthony Appiah (New York), Philipp Blom (Vienna), Hartmut Dorgerloh (Berlin), Rita Eder (Mexico City), Hu Wei (Shanghai), Jyotindra Jain (New Delhi), Lars-Christian Koch (Berlin), Lee Chor Lin (Singapore), Neil MacGregor (London), Natalia Majluf (Lima), Wayne Modest (Amsterdam), Nazan Ölçer (Istanbul), Barbara Plankensteiner (Hamburg), Thomas Thiemeyer (Tübingen) , Abdoulaye Toure (Dakar).

 

  • Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Hanser Verlag
  • 15x21.5cm
  • 272 pages, bound
  • ISBN:978-3-446-26641-4
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Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)
Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)
Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)
Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)
Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)

Book - Terribly beautiful. Elephant Human Ivory (DE)

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Fascinated by ivory. Humans used mammoth tusks to create elaborate figurines and musical instruments as early as 40,000 years ago, and the material continues to be popular today.

Ivory polarized. Because today the tusks of the elephants stand for injustice and violence at the same time:the exploitation of people and nature, the threatened extinction of elephants, illegal hunting and organized crime are phenomena that are associated with the use of ivory. The volume takes a critical approach to the subject and poses the question of our responsibility in dealing with animals and materials.

  • Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 21.5 x 26.5 cm, hard cover
  • 200 pages, 180 illustrations
  • ISBN:978-3-7774-3362-2
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Table lamp - Palace of the Republic
Table lamp - Palace of the Republic
Table lamp - Palace of the Republic
Table lamp - Palace of the Republic
Table lamp - Palace of the Republic

Table lamp - Palace of the Republic

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The high-quality table lamp, designed according to historical models, is a very special kind of home accessory. The exclusive design is based on the lights that once hung in the Palace of the Republic and is an eye-catcher in every room.

Colloquially referred to as"Erich's lamp shop", the Palace of the Republic was built between 1973 and 1976 under Erich Honecker and was the seat of the GDR parliament and a popular place for leisure and culture until 1990. The foyer and stairwell were lit up day and night thanks to the generous lighting systems. This impression still determines the memories of many people who visited the Palace of the Republic.

The table lamp with a sphere has been produced in a very limited edition and is exclusively available here.

  • Table lamp dimensions:W:25 cm, L:35.2 cm
  • Dimensions packaging:H:36 cm, W:40 cm, L:55 cm
  • Weight:7kg
  • Material:glass, metal
  • Socket:E27 for bulbs up to max. 40 watts or energy-saving bulbs up to max. 11 watts

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Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic
Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic
Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic
Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic
Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic

Pendant lamp - Palace of the Republic

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The high-quality pendant light, designed according to historical models, is a very special kind of home accessory. The exclusive design is based on the lights that once hung in the Palace of the Republic and is an eye-catcher in every room.

Colloquially referred to as"Erich's lamp shop", the Palace of the Republic was built between 1973 and 1976 under Erich Honecker and was the seat of the GDR parliament and a popular place for leisure and culture until 1990. The foyer and stairwell were lit up day and night thanks to the generous lighting systems. This impression still determines the memories of many people who visited the Palace of the Republic.

The pendant lamp with a sphere has been produced in a very limited edition and is exclusively available here.

  • Dimensions pendant lamp:L:up to max. 270 cm, W:25 cm
  • Dimensions packaging:H:34 cm, W:32 cm, L:52 cm
  • Weight:5.9kg
  • Material:glass, metal
  • Socket:E27 for bulbs up to max. 40 watts or energy-saving bulbs up to max. 11 watts

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Book - The reconstructed castle. Façade, architecture and sculpture (DE)
Book - The reconstructed castle. Façade, architecture and sculpture (DE)

Book - The reconstructed castle. Façade, architecture and sculpture (DE)

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3,000 figurative sculptures
22,000 sandstone workpieces
750 meters of restored facades
3.5 million bricks

The architecture and sculpture of the masterful facades of Andreas Schlueter and his successor Eosander meet in breathtaking new photographs by Leo Seidel:The resurrected Berlin Palace in the center of Berlin is both a monument to the baroque building and a lively new urban district for culture. With the castle, the urban reference point for the historic center of the city between the boulevard Unter den Linden and the Museum Island returns. The magnificent photographs and the multifaceted texts by authors who, as participants in this major project, look behind the scenes, tell of the diversity and importance of the baroque sandstone facades, their technical and craft reconstruction and the architectural conception of the building.

  • Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Text contributions by Hans-Dieter Hegner, Kathrin Lange, Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann, Franco Stella, Peter Stephan, Bernhard Wolter
  • With photographs by Leo Seidel
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 24 x 30 cm, hard cover
  • 160 pages, 226 color illustrations
  • ISBN:978-3-7774-3762-0
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Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory
Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory
Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory
Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory
Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory

Book - Terrible beauty. Elephant human ivory

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Ivory fascinates. As long as 40,000 years ago people carved mammoth tusks into artful figures and musical instruments, and it remains popular as a material to this day.

Ivory polarises. Severed elephant tusks represent both injustice and violence. The exploitation of man and nature, the imminent extinction of the elephant, as well as poaching and organized crime are all phenomena which we associate with the use of ivory today.

The publication approaches the subject critically and poses questions about our responsibility in our dealings with both animal and material.

  • Published by Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 21.5 x 26.5 cm, hardcover
  • 200 pages, 180 illustrations
  • ISBN:978-3-7774-3363-9
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Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture
Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture

Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture

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3,000 figurative sculptures and reliefs
22,000 sandstone blocks
750 Meters of Restored Facades
3.5 million bricks

Encounter the architecture and sculptural work of Andreas Schlueter's masterful façades and those of his successor Eosander von Göthe in breath-taking new photographs by Leo Seidel:the restored Berlin Palace in the center of the capital is both a monument to the Baroque building and a vibrant new city complex for culture. With the palace, the urban reference point for the historic center of the city between the boulevard Unter Den Linden and the Spree Island has returned. The magnificent photographs and multifaceted texts by authors who, as participants in this major project, look behind the scenes, tell of the diversity and significance of the Baroque sandstone façades, their technical and handcrafted reconstruction, and the architectural conception of the building.

  • Published by Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Contributions by Hans-Dieter Hegner, Kathrin Lange, Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann, Franco Stella, Peter Stephan, Bernhard Wolter
  • Photographs by Leo Seidel
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 24 x 30 cm, hard cover
  • 160 pages, 226 color illustrations
  • ISBN 978-3-7774-3217-5
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Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage
Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage
Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage
Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage
Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage

Book - (Post)Colonialism and Cultural Heritage

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Addressing colonial history and (post)colonial continuities is a major challenge for the Humboldt Forum, and will decisively shape the activities of this cultural institution. This volume features essays and conversations of prominent museum experts from around the world who have supported and advised the Humboldt Forum in its development. Through their statements, they take part in international discussions such as the intense debate about provenance and restitution of ethnological collections.
Includes contributions from George Okello Abungu (Nairobi), Kwame Anthony Appiah (New York), Philipp Blom (Vienna), Hartmut Dorgerloh (Berlin), Rita Eder (Mexico City), Hu Wei (Shanghai), Jyotindra Jain (New Delhi), Lars-Christian Koch (Berlin), Lee Chor Lin (Singapore), Neil MacGregor (London), Natalia Majluf (Lima), Wayne Modest (Amsterdam), Nazan Ölçer (Istanbul), Barbara Plankensteiner (Hamburg), Thomas Thiemeyer (Tübingen) , and Abdoulaye Toure (Dakar).

  • Published by Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Hanser Verlag
  • 15 x 21.5 cm, hard cover
  • 248 pages
  • ISBN:978-3-446-26642-1
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Exhibition catalogs & books

Blown away. The Palace of the Republic

Blown away. The Palace of the Republic

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FAMED AND DEFAMED, REMOVED AND REMEMBERED

The Palace of the Republic was the building that most exemplified political power in East Germany. Built from 1973 to 1976 in the middle of Berlin, the state and cultural

centre was the seat of the Volkskammer (parliament) as well as a meeting place with event and gallery spaces, restaurants, a theatre, discotheque, and bowling alley.

The first freely elected Volkskammer convened there in March of 1990. Shortly thereafter, the building was closed because of asbestos contamination. In the

early 2000s, the shell was successfully used for cultural purposes but demolished nonetheless not much later. Today, the Humboldt Forum stands in its place. Yet the

palace remains present in many people’s memories.

 

This volume explores aspects such as closeout sales, construction site, ghosts, Glass Flower, Global South, identity, interim use, lighting system, Marx & Engels,

palaces of culture, reconstruction, Stasi, and more. Recent research, artistic contributions, and personal interviews open new perspectives. The Palace of the

Republic thereby emerges as an all-German topic.

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Hin und weg. Der Palast der Republik ist Gegenwart DE

Hin und weg. Der Palast der Republik ist Gegenwart DE

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Die Publikation „Hin und weg. Der Palast der Republik ist Gegenwart“ betrachtet den Palast der Republik als gesamtdeutsches Thema. Von der Architektur über die Baugeschichte bis hin zu künstlerischen Positionen und Forschungsarbeiten bietet dieses Buch eine umfassende Untersuchung des Palastes.

Das Buch sammelt eine Vielzahl von Perspektiven unterschiedlicher Menschen, die direkt oder indirekt mit dem Palast verbunden waren, und ermöglicht es so, dessen Geschichte aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu betrachten. Es enthält Beiträge  renommierter Autor*innen wie Victoria Helene Bergemann, Aron Boks und Gesine Danckwart sowie Wissenschaftler*innen wie Hanno Hochmuth und Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk. Diese Mischung aus persönlichen Erzählungen und wissenschaftlichen Essays eröffnet neue Diskurse und macht das Thema für ein breites Publikum zugänglich.

Ergänzt werden die Texte durch eindrucksvolle Fotoarbeiten unter anderem von Tobias Kruse und Nikolaus Becker sowie innovative Grafiken von Johanna Benz und Tiziana Beck  (graphicrecording.cool), die das visuelle Erlebnis des Buches bereichern.

Dieses Buch ist ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil jeder Sammlung zur Geschichte und Architektur der DDR.

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Book Naga Land Voices MANGA
Book Naga Land Voices MANGA
Book Naga Land Voices MANGA

Book Naga Land Voices MANGA

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Naga country. Voices from Northeast India Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace German and English edition, 96 pages, paperback, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, EUR 22 The Naga form a minority in Northeast India and in north-west Myanmar - and at the same time consist of over thirty different ethnic groups, that is three to four million people with numerous languages.

How do they manage to preserve their traditional traditions and integrate them into today's changed lifestyles - with modern tattoos, fashion and social media? Authors from Nagaland describe different facets of their current and past culture and shed a new light on the Naga collection of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, which has been supplemented with contemporary objects.

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Book Naga Land Voices EN
Book Naga Land Voices EN
Book Naga Land Voices EN

Book Naga Land Voices EN

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Naga country. Voices from North-East India Published by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss English edition, 96 pages, softcover, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, 22.- Euro The Naga represent a minority in north- eastern India and north-western Myanmar – yet comprise more than thirty ethnic groups with an overall population of three to four million speaking numerous languages. How have the Naga managed to preserve their traditions and customs and integrate them in today's lifestyle changes - with modern tattoos, fashion and social media?

Describing facets of their culture as it is lived today and relating them to the past, writers from Nagaland make the collection of Naga artefacts at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, now supplemented by contemporary exhibits, appear in a new light.

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Book Against the Current Omaha EN
Book Against the Current Omaha EN
Book Against the Current Omaha EN

Book Against the Current Omaha EN

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Against the Current. The Omaha, Francis La Flesche, and his Collection Published by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss English edition, 128 pages, softcover, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, 22.- Euro The collections of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin house around sixty objects from the Omaha of North America that were assembled by the indigenous ethnologist Francis La Flesche around 1895 on behalf of the Royal Museum of Ethnology. It was a time of upheaval, when the lives of the Omaha were marked by loss of land, racism, and violence.

The effects can still be felt today. This book offers insight into the life and work of La Flesche and the process of organizing the exhibition Against the Current. The catalog of objects written by Francis La Flesche is being published here for the first time.

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Book Against the Current Omaha EN
Book Against the Current Omaha EN
Book Against the Current Omaha EN

Book Against the Current Omaha EN

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Ancestors, goddesses and heroes. Sculptures from Asia, Africa and Europe Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace German and English edition, 96 pages, paperback, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, 22 euros Protect, heal or punish – people from different times and backgrounds ascribed these powers to the images that are being presented here together for the first time:45 objects, created between the 4th and 19th centuries, convey living evidence of the ever-present human need for protection and orientation in overcoming individual or societal crises.

They stand for the existence of an invisible world of goddesses and gods, spirits or ancestors who helped to create a tangible connection between this world and an"other reality"and gave inspiration for one's own life.

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Book Ancestors, Goddesses and Heroes
Book Ancestors, Goddesses and Heroes
Book Ancestors, Goddesses and Heroes

Book Ancestors, Goddesses and Heroes

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Ancestors, goddesses and heroes. Sculptures from Asia, Africa and Europe Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace German and English edition, 96 pages, paperback, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, 22 euros Protect, heal or punish – people from different times and backgrounds ascribed these powers to the images that are being presented here together for the first time:45 objects, created between the 4th and 19th centuries, convey living evidence of the ever-present human need for protection and orientation in overcoming individual or societal crises.

They stand for the existence of an invisible world of goddesses and gods, spirits or ancestors who helped to create a tangible connection between this world and an"other reality"and gave inspiration for one's own life.

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Book Andestor&
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Book Andestor's Godesses and Heroes EN

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Ancestors, Goddesses and Heroes. Sculptures from Asia, Africa and Europe Published by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss English edition, 96 pages, softcover, 26.5 x 21.5 cm, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin 2023, 22.- Euro To protect, heal or punish – These are the powers that peoples of radically different ages and places of origin ascribed to the images that are here presented alongside each other for the very first time.

The forty-five objects created between the fourth and nineteenth centuries are a vital attestation of the ever-present need for protection and orientation in times of crisis, whether at the personal or the social level. They stand for the existence of an invisible world of gods, spirits and ancestors that helped forge a palpable link between the here and now and a different reality as well as providing inspiration for the life of each and every individual.

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Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brother - Stories from the Present
Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brother - Stories from the Present
Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brother - Stories from the Present

Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brother - Stories from the Present

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What the Humboldt Brothers have to do with the Humboldt Forum.

Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt are the namesakes of the Humboldt Forum. Their biographies, works, points of view, as well as the circumstances in which they lived build a compelling relationship with the Humboldt Forum - starting with the brothers' early lives, growing up near the palace and the royal family. Their later travels, Alexander's nature studies, and Wilhelm's language studies not only illuminate the"interconnected system of nature and culture", they often prove to be astonishingly relevant:What does language mean for living together in a society? In what ways do we acquire knowledge and what responsibilities come with this knowledge? How do we address the colonial contexts of the past as well as of the present?

The Humboldt brothers' insights about the interconnected world, the spirit of their research, their curiosity and their cosmopolitanism inspire the Humboldt Forum's artistic and scientific programme. This book connects the works of the brothers with the cultural institution named after them - and dares to take a new look at these two famous scholars' wide-ranging cosmos of ideas through text and image.

Prestel Verlag, 2022, English edition, paperback, brochure with flaps, 128 pages, 12 x 22 cm, 60 color illustrations, ISBN EN 978-3-7913-7955-5

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Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brothers - Stories from the present
Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brothers - Stories from the present
Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brothers - Stories from the present

Book - Humboldt Forum the Humboldt Brothers - Stories from the present

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What the Humboldt brothers have to do with the Humboldt Forum. Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt gave the Humboldt Forum its name.

The brothers' biographies, their works and views, but also the circumstances in which they moved, create a tense relationship to the Humboldt Forum - beginning with their growing up together near the palace and the royal family.

Her later travels, Alexander's nature and Wilhelm's language studies illuminate the"intertwined system of nature and culture"and often prove to be incredibly topical:What does language mean for living together in the community? In what ways do we acquire knowledge, and what responsibility does this knowledge entail? How do we deal with colonial conditions in the past and present? The knowledge of the Humboldt brothers about the networked world, their spirit of research, their curiosity and cosmopolitanism inspire the artistic and scientific program of the Humboldt Forum.

This book connects the work of the brothers with the cultural site named after them - and dares a new look at the wide-ranging cosmos of thought of the two famous scholars in texts and pictures.

Prestel Verlag, 2022, German and English edition, paperback, brochure with flaps, 128 pages, 12 x 22 cm, 60 color illustrations, ISBN DE 978-3-7913-7954-8

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Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum
Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum

Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum

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A Japanese tea house, an audio installation with sounds of Nigeria, a two-part flagpole made of bronze:Numerous, often large-scale works of contemporary art can be discovered throughout the spacious displays at Berlin's Humboldt Forum. Works by artists from different cultures around the world enrich the collections shown in the exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum, Museum of Asian Art, and the Federal State of Berlin. In addition, seven works of Kunst am Bau (art in architecture) have been realized at the Humboldt Forum. They concern themselves with the location's history and the Humboldt Forum as a site representing the world, encouraging encounters and exchange, or paying tribute to the Forum's namesakes, the brothers Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt. This book presents selected works of art in informative, richly associative texts and impressive photographs. Together they offer entirely new insights into the diverse voices that make up the Humboldt Forum cultural venue.

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hardcover

German and english editions available.

192 pages, 28 x 24 cm

German art publisher

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Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum
Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum

Book - Contemporary Art in the Humboldt Forum

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A Japanese tea house, a sound installation with Nigerian sounds, a two-part bronze flagpole:numerous works of contemporary art, some of which are expansive, can be discovered on the vast areas of Berlin's Humboldt Forum. In the exhibitions of the Ethnological Museum, the Museum of Asian Art and the State of Berlin, works by artists from different communities enrich the collections. In addition, seven works of art were realized in the Humboldt Forum, which deal with the history of the place, with the Humboldt Forum as a"place in the world", encounter and exchange or the namesake, the brothers Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, appreciate. This book presents selected works of art in informative and associative texts as well as impressive photographs and thus offers completely new insights into the many-voiced cultural location Humboldt Forum.

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hardcover

German and English edition

192 pages, 28 x 24 cm

German art publisher

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Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue
Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue
Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue
Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue
Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue

Book - Songlines Seven Sisters Create Australia Exhibition Catalogue

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Published by the Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace.


The successful exhibition from Canberra is coming to Berlin:Discover the origin of Australia first-hand based on one of its central creation stories! Conceived and realized by an Indigenous Board of Trustees in cooperation with the National Museum of Australia and the Australian University, the volume takes us into the impressive world of songlines. Songlines are cultural routes that criss-cross Australia. In stories, songs, ceremonies or rock paintings they tell of the legend of the seven sisters who created the country on their journey. They are reflected in the landscape and star constellations and are carriers of knowledge of indigenous culture that is essential for survival. Using the example of the songlines of the Seven Sisters, the richly illustrated volume tells a lively story about the rules of coexistence, the mapping of the rights of Indigenous Australians and the responsibility for their country.

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Book - Marie Curie
Book - Marie Curie

Book - Marie Curie

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Book - Greta Thunberg
Book - Greta Thunberg

Book - Greta Thunberg

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Book - handicraft sheet Berlin Palace
Book - handicraft sheet Berlin Palace

Book - handicraft sheet Berlin Palace

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Book - A Palace for the Republic
Book - A Palace for the Republic
Book - A Palace for the Republic

Book - A Palace for the Republic

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Book - Loot. A picture atlas of art theft and cultural heritage
Book - Loot. A picture atlas of art theft and cultural heritage

Book - Loot. A picture atlas of art theft and cultural heritage

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Book - Wonders of Nature
Book - Wonders of Nature

Book - Wonders of Nature

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Book - The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt
Book - The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

Book - The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt

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Book - How do I explain racism to children
Book - How do I explain racism to children
Book - How do I explain racism to children

Book - How do I explain racism to children

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Book - Africa's struggle for its art

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Sorting machines - reinventing the border in the 21st century

Sorting machines - reinventing the border in the 21st century

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Author:Steffen Mau

Publisher:CH Beck

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Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture
Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture

Book - The Reconstruction of Berlin Palace. Arcade, Architecture and Sculpture

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3,000 figurative sculptures and reliefs
22,000 sandstone blocks
750 Meters of Restored Facades
3.5 million bricks

Encounter the architecture and sculptural work of Andreas Schlueter's masterful façades and those of his successor Eosander von Göthe in breath-taking new photographs by Leo Seidel:the restored Berlin Palace in the center of the capital is both a monument to the Baroque building and a vibrant new city complex for culture. With the palace, the urban reference point for the historic center of the city between the boulevard Unter Den Linden and the Spree Island has returned. The magnificent photographs and multifaceted texts by authors who, as participants in this major project, look behind the scenes, tell of the diversity and significance of the Baroque sandstone façades, their technical and handcrafted reconstruction, and the architectural conception of the building.

  • Published by Humboldt Forum Foundation in the Berlin Palace
  • Contributions by Hans-Dieter Hegner, Kathrin Lange, Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann, Franco Stella, Peter Stephan, Bernhard Wolter
  • Photographs by Leo Seidel
  • Hirmer publishing house
  • 24 x 30 cm, hard cover
  • 160 pages, 226 color illustrations
  • ISBN 978-3-7774-3217-5
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