Exhibition Humboldt Forum

Exhibitions of Humboldt Forum



Who is allowed to record, preserve and utilize whose sounds? To what extent can dividing lines be drawn between individual music cultures? And how does archives adress these questions?

The exhibition “[sound] Listening to the World” in the 2nd & 3rd floor of the Humboldt-Box examines these and other questions through a selection of the objects shown in the exhibition from the Phonogramm-Archiv of the Ethnologische Museum in Berlin, the Lautarchiv of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the AMAR Foundation in Beirut.

In the exhibition itself, blind and visually impaired visitors will be able to take advantage of several inclusive and accessible special features. All exhibition texts can be heard via a read-aloud function and are available in German in simplified language. Tours tailored to the needs of blind and visually impaired visitors will be available.

general information:

from: march 22, 2018
to: september 16, 2018
times: 10 am. to 7 pm. (every day)
tickets: admission is free

free tours:

Saturday and Sunday, 3 PM, 60 Min, free admission, registration is not required

group tours:

For the exhibition [sound] Listening to the World the Humboldt Forum will offer you an extensive educational programme. Groups can book their own guided tours in advance. The programme for children and families features stimulating and diverse tours and workshops for researchers of all ages. For preschool groups, school groups and refugee “welcome classes” there are offered special tours and workshops on a variety of topics tailored to specific age groups.

To book the group tours or for more information please take a look.