Theme-based Presentation – People in their Worlds
Ways of Living, Belief, Identity - themes that connect and concern us as people. A presentation on an exhibition area of 3,600 square metres (38,750 square feet) invites visitors to experience the wide variety of ways in which the different cultures of the world deal with these issues.
The theme complex "Comprehending the World" reveals the European view of other cultures as reflected in travelogues, art and museum presentations. The theme complex "Shaping the World" familiarises visitors with various different concepts of living. Why was life in a tipi so practical? Why were Maori tattooed and why are tattoos experiencing a comeback? What is the purpose of ancestral figures?
Comparing cultures in order to illustrate similarities and differences - a modern, enjoyable exhibition concept to promote tolerance and excite visitors' curiosity.
The museum welcomes visitors with a complete Javanese Gamelan ensemble and invites them to listen and have a go at playing the instruments.Further details
Encounter and Appropriation:
From time immemorial different cultures have encountered each other, intermingled, drawn boundaries and exchanged knowledge and artefacts. This has not always been conflict-free.Further details
The Distorted View:
What are your prejudices? You will find out how they arise and why they are so tenacious.Further details
The World in a showcase: Museum
What motivates collectors? How do museums influence our knowledge? A multi-media museum table gives answers to these questions.Further details
A Matter of Perception and Opinion: Art
Enjoy the museum's most beautiful objects and see them in a new and different light in this section.Further details
Doors are points of transition and they have many a fascinating stoty to tell.
Living Spaces − Ways of Living: Living
My home is my castle - in this section visitors learn more about the culture of hospitality, gender segregation and life in a tent.Further details
The Body as a Stage:
Clothing and Adornmentd Schmuck
Hippie or cosplayer? Man or woman? Rich or poor? Clothes reveal a great deal about the wearer. Have a look around our stage.Further details
The Staged Farewell:
Death and the Afterlife
Death affects everybody but the different ways of saying farewell could hardly be more diverse.Further details
Diversity of Belief: Religions
Religions provide people with answers to existential questions. Never before has there been a greater choice in the "supermarket of religions" than today.Further details
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Cultures of the world
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