Ancestors, Goddesses, and Heroes

Humboldt Forum, Berlin

Ancestors, Goddesses, and Heroes

Sculptures from Asia, Africa, and Europe

WHEN: Permanent

WHERE: Humboldt Forum, Berlin

Free admission

Can the powers of a figure survive in the exhibition space – divorced from their cultural, religious, and political contexts? What values ​​and virtues do the objects reflect? And what links the different objects together?

The exhibition explores these questions, while also addressing the definatory power of museums. Its starting point are the collections of the Ethnologisches Museum and the Skulpturensammlung as well as the Museum für Byzantinische Kunst of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Based on forty-five selected objects from the fourth to the nineteenth centuries, the show demonstrates how museological ordering systems and ways of presentation contribute significantly to how the works are perceived and evaluated.

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