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Publication "The Laboratory Concept: Museum Experiments in the Humboldt Lab Dahlem"

Made possible by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (Federal Cultural Foundation) and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), the Humboldt Lab accompanied the planning process for the museum exhibits at the Berlin Palace for four years. Should the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art (Berlin State Museums) present their collections in a contemporary way — and, if so, how can they? Curators, designers, artists, and scientists collaborated to look for answers, and worked out new and surprising solutions.

"The Laboratory Concept: Museum Experiments in the Humboldt Lab Dahlem" documents and reflects the Lab’s projects, thus contributing to the museum’s social significance in the twenty-first century.

Featuring introductions by Hortensia Völckers and Hermann Parzinger, as well as contributions by Irene Albers, Friedrich von Bose, Larissa Förster, Martin Heller, Stefan Kaegi, Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu, Harald Katzmair, Viola König, Sharon Macdonald, Bettina Probst, Klaas Ruitenbeek, Philipp Schorch, Juri Steiner, Timothy W. Ventimiglia, Agnes Wegner, Detlef Weitz, Nina Wiedemeyer and Elena Zanichelli.

Humboldt Lab Dahlem (Ed.)
The Laboratory Concept. Museum Experiments in the Humboldt Lab Dahlem
288 pages
17 x 24 cm, 137 colored illustrations, hardback
ISBN 978-3-89479-955-7
Nicolai Verlag
39,95 €, on sale at book stores

Cover page of the publication "The Laboratory Principle: Museum Experiments in the Humboldt Lab Dahlem"