10 am – 5 pm
Eleven German world cultures museums, delegates from the Cameroonian Inter-Ministerial Committee in Charge for the Restitution of Cameroonian Cultural Properties Illegaly Exported Abroad, and representatives of the Traditional Royal Houses from Cameroon, discussed ways to return cultural property to Cameroon and build sustainable cooperation from 14 to 16 January.
Veni, Vidi, Vici
From 3 September
The monumental, site-specific installation by renowned Indian contemporary artist L. N. Tallur brings together two chapters from India's colonial past.
Sewing the Empire
until 25 Febuary 2024
As artist-in-residence at the Linden Museum from May to July, Marina Gasparini explored selected objects from the Oceania collection.
If Objects Could Speak
Using augmented reality and a film camera, Elena Schilling and Saitabao Kaiyare went to Kenya in search of traces of a colonial-era Kikuyu object.
With a presentation in the upper foyer, we trace the path of the objects from the Kingdom of Benin to the Linden Museum historically, make milestones of their return to Benin City visible, and present perspectives on their future.
Following the principle of the laboratory, we develop and test new forms of museum knowledge production, mediation, and presentation. On display are experimental exhibitions on concepts of the Maori, the Mapuche and insights for the future of the Linden-Museum.
We actively and self-critically face our past and take the responsibility for the museum's collection holdings very seriously. We are open to requests for restitution from relatives and representatives of the communities of origin.
What lies behind an object, behind an exhibition hall, behind a museum, behind a voice? Argentine author and artist Giuliana Kiersz, 2020/21 fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, has created Un museo, a poetic and feminist audio-guide for thinking the Linden-Museum.