Humboldt Forum

Goethe Institute teams up with Berlin's Humboldt Forum

Joint projects will include exhibitions, exchanges and education programs focussed on post-colonialism and sustainability

The Humboldt Forum is due to open later this year © SHF/Stephan Falk

Germany’s Goethe Institute is joining forces with the Humboldt Forum, the new museum complex scheduled to open in a reconstruction of Berlin’s royal palace later this year, to plan exhibitions, exchanges, research and educational projects focussed on post-colonialism and sustainability.

A memorandum of understanding signed this week by the Goethe Institute and the Humboldt Forum creates a framework for regular meetings to prepare joint projects both in Germany and abroad and includes a full-time staff member to serve as a liaison between the two organisations, the Goethe Institute said in a press statement.

The new culture complex will house Berlin’s non-European ethnological collections and Asian art collections; a permanent city history exhibition; several spaces for temporary exhibitions; and a “Humboldt Laboratory” run by the university. It aims to stage about 1,000 events annually and expects to welcome as many as 3 million visitors a year.