Berlin has engaged with the world for centuries. Globalisation, social change and international exchange are transforming life in cities everywhere.
The Berlin Exhibition invites their guests to trace the developments and relationships, both past and present, that connect Berlin and the world. Striking installations, multimedia projections and original objects encourage them to explore aspects of Revolution, Free Space, Boundaries, Entertainment, War, Fashion and Interconnection.
The exhibition’s diverse array of voices and stories about Berlin and the world and invites the visitors to enrich the exhibition with their own experience of the city. Participatory, immersive and interactive formats turn the exhibition becomes a vibrant centre for discourse, discovery and dialogue.
The Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum is a co-production of Kulturprojekte Berlin and the Stadtmuseum Berlin. The concept and contents of the exhibition are created by a team under the leadership of Paul Spies, Chief Curator of the State of Berlin in the Humboldt Forum and Director of the Stadtmuseum Berlin. Kulturprojekte Berlin is producing the exhibition and is responsible for its PR and outreach work.
"The city of Berlin is the fabric of our story and the stories of others. Our goal is to encourage curiosity towards the rest of the world."
The Berlin Senate appointed Paul Spies chief curator for the State of Berlin in the Humboldt Forum in February 2016. He was previously director of the Amsterdam Museum and built the Amsterdam Heritage Museums network. He studied art history and classical archaeology at the University of Amsterdam.