Special Exhibitions

 Detail, video installation of Lisa Reihana In Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015–17, colour, sound, several people, bank of a lake

In the shadow of Venus

Lisa Reihana & Pacific taonga

Lisa Reihana is among the most relevant contemporary artists from the Pacific. Her work in Pursuit of Venus…

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Sandals from Amani

Amani

Traces of a Colonial Research Center

The Biological Agricultural Institute Amani, founded in 1902, was a German model project in the Tanzanian Usambara Highlands….

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Drawing work in the stack-rooms

Distinguished: Women Artists of the Inventory

The exhibition “Distinguished: Women Artists of the Inventory” takes a look behind the scenes of the museum during…

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Model of a boat with honorary flags, object image, colored

First Things

Looking back to look forward

The museum takes a look back in order to look forward and presents a selection of the things…

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View of the exhibition, smartphone takes a photo of the lettering Uri Korea

Uri Korea

Serenity in the Fast Lane

The long-term cooperation between the Museum am Rothenbaum and the National Folk Museum of Korea has generated a…

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Permanent Exhibitions

Wooden board with representation of a demon head (boma), embedded in luxuriant floral decoration

A Dream of Bali

The exhibition was created in 2006 in cooperation with a German-Balinese community and gives an insight into the…

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Woman with a bicycle on the beach, photograph

A Glimpse Into Paradise

Banana leaves reflect the sunshine, tropical vegetation grows in the background and a small party seeks refuge under…

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Detail of a mummy case of Pabastet

A Touch of Eternity

The Ancient Egyptian Collection comprises 800 objects. Excavations by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft (German Oriental Society) around the Pyramids…

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Masks of the South Seas, general view in front of dark background

Masks of the South Seas

On the islands of the South Pacific, mask performances were a central feature of social life in the…

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Colourfully painted plastic buffalo

Native Cultures of North America

In eight subject areas, the exhibition looks into diverse forms of cultural expression of the Native Americans in…

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 Rauru – Māori meeting house (detail view)

RAURU Māori Meeting House

Meeting houses, wharenui, have a central place in the life of the Māori. They serve the community as…

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Breast pendant of a divine half-human half-animal creature, copper and gold

The Inca Gallery and its Treasure Chambers

In the treasure chambers and the Inca Gallery there are archaeological treasures from 4000 years of cultural history…

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