Museum of European Culture (Museum Europäischer Kulturen)
Museum Europäischer Kulturen
The Museum Europäischer Kulturen (or Museum of European Culture as it is known in English) is a museum that was created in 1999 from the addition of the collection from the Ethnological Museum to that of the Museum für Volkskunde. This merger was necessary since both these museums lost a large part of their art collections during the WWII.
The Museum of European Culture is located in Dahlem at the museum quarter. The Ethnological Museum, Museum of Indian Art and the Museum of East Asian Art are alllocated next to the Museum of European Culture, making it a popular museum destination in Berlin.
The Museum of European Cultures focuses on various questions that affect the daily life of individuals in the context of the cultural history of Europe as a whole. The collection has various pieces from the 18th century and all the exhibitions featured there focus on the development of cultural contact.
There are also a number of discourses that take place through the year on photography, textile sciences and the cultural identity of Europe through visual cultures. The highlight of the museum’s collection in a nativity model that is fully mechanized and came in from the Erzgebirge Mountains.
The museum is open for visitors from Tuesday to Sunday and like most museums in Berlin, it is shut on Monday. The opening hours for the Museum Europäischer Kulturen are from 10 am to 6 pm on all days.
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