From Oktober 14, 2023
Buddhism is one of the great religious traditions of mankind. But where are the beginnings of Buddhism? How did it spread throughout the world? The new large special exhibition explores the history, the spread and the cultural diversity of this world religion.

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Oceania under construction

A new innovative exhibition about life and cultures in the Pacific Rim is being created. Please note that there may be increased noise for a short time due to the renovation work.

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Cabinet exhibition “American Dreams”

The cabinet exhibition “American Dreams – Pictures from the USA” presents around 60 photographs by Bremen-based photographer Volker Beinhorn.

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Admission and opening

During the autumn vacations (14 to 27 October 2023) the museum opens from 10 am.

On October 3 and 31, the museum opens at 10 am.

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Diary and notes of Otto Tetens

Otto Tetens’ Samoa notes from the Übersee Museum archives dating back to 1902 can now be read online.

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Provenance research and Repatriations

Since 2015, the Übersee-Museum has conducted long-term projects researching the provenance of collection items, supported by the German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property.

To the projects
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Oceania Digital

We are building a platform for our Oceania Digital project connecting different disciplines and global communities to create a museum concept for the future.

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