Humboldt Forum


Interviews, films, columns and latest reports on the Forum's historcial site, construction, exhibitions and events – stories by artists, scientist and the people behind the scenes.

The White Hall
July 19, 2018

A modern heating system for the Kaiser

In 1894 Kaiser Wilhelm II installed an innovation in the Berlin Palace.

A shellac record created by Wilhelm Doegen, featuring the poem Über den Äther by Friedrich Hölderlin and the Russian folk tale The Vampyre, both recorded by Vilma Mönckeberg on 23 February 1929. © SHF
June 21, 2018

A Repository of language and a font of insight

Why the sound archive was created under problematic conditions.

© SHF / David von Becker
June 15, 2018

12 hours, 1 box, 5 perspectives – The Luf Boat moves into the Humboldt Forum

The 16-meter-long South Sea Boat was first large object to be transported from the Dahlem Museums to Berlin-Mitte.

Rendering Schlossplatz facade and Portal II. © Franco Stella
June 6, 2018

Under the sign of the lion

If rebuilding a palace like the Stadtschloss is a Herculean task, then reconstructing Portal I in the absence of most of Schlüter’s original sculptural ornaments is a heroic feat indeed!

© SHF / David von Becker
May 29, 2018

South sea boat floats into Humboldt Forum

Overnight, the first large object of the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin was brought into the Humboldt Forum.

May 23, 2018

Heads up! Big exhibits coming through!

How come the objects in the Humboldt Forum, although no door and no window is big enough?

Photo: © BMG/photothek/Felix Zahn
May 17, 2018

Return to Alaska

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz has returned nine objects to the Chugach Alaska Corporation.

[sound] Listening to the World
May 16, 2018

Livestream: „Insights – Sound as Object in the Humboldt Forum“

We are streaming live from the Haus Ungarn in Berlin.

Hartmut Dorgerloh
May 15, 2018

Hartmut Dorgerloh named General Director of the Humboldt Forum

Hartmut Dorgerloh has served as the general director of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) and will assume his new office on 1 June 2018.

South and East facade
May 13, 2018

Messages for the citizens

The Humboldt Forum is more than just a museum - Neil MacGregor talks about the history of continuity, breaks and controversy.