Humboldt Forum


Until the opening of the Humboldt Foum at the end of 2019, the exhibitions in various spaces in Berlin will give visitors a sneak peek into the future of the new Forum being built right now in the heart of Berlin: a venue where people can learn about and experience the world.


October 22, 2018 - September 28, 2019

Humboldt Forum Highlights on Museum Island

At Neues Museum and Pergamonmuseum, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin present the Humboldt Forum Highlights Nandi, Sope, Cuauhcoatl (Eagle-serpent), Mayan Warrior and Cacique.

November 26, 2018 - February 23, 2019

Humboldt Forum Highlights at the Kulturforum

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin presented one of their first Highlights for the Humboldt Forum at the Gemäldegalerie.

"It’s Our Construction Site Too!"
October 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

It’s Our Construction Site Too! 176 Children Take Over the Humboldt Forum

Children and young people from eight Berlin schools have explored the past, present and future of the location – and in their many different ways they have taken over the Humboldt Forum.

"ZEITMASCHINE" by Stefan Sous
October 17, 2018 - November 2, 2018

Kunst am Bau (“percent for art”) competitions for two major foyers in the Humboldt Forum

The last Kunst am Bau (“percent for art”) competitions has been completed and the winning entries will now be shown in the The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BRR).

[sound] Listening to the World
March 22, 2018 - September 16, 2018

[sound] Listening to the World

Over the course of the last 140 years or so, a series of technological developments have made it possible to record and play music. But why were – and are – recordings made, using which technology, and under which conditions?

March 26, 2018 - April 7, 2018

The first Kunst-am-Bau Competition for the Humboldt Forum

The competionsion's results will be presented to the public in an exhibition at the Humboldt-Box.

Watch Out: Children! © SHF
July 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Watch Out: Children! Protected. Loved. Threatened.

There is a thin line between danger, protection and “protective control”. What kind of protection is appropriate for each individual child?

The Atacama Desert
November 2, 2016 - May 1, 2017

EXTREMES! Nature, Culture and the Humboldt Current

The Humboldt Current creates climatic extremes: a cold, nutrient-rich ocean current sweeping past the world’s driest desert region along the Peruvian coast.