America

People and their personal stories are at the heart of “America”, an exhibition that is dedicated, first and foremost, to the American continents in the 21st century. Yet, in the fields of politics, business and culture or religion, the present-day differences between North and South America can hardly be understood without first explaining the background of the immigration waves that characterised America, particularly since 1492.

For this reason “immigration” is the first of four major themes encountered by visitors – followed by “religion”, “politics & society” and “global trade”. They are accompanied by eight impressive video portraits, whose protagonists tell you about their wishes for the future at the end of the tour

A free media guide is available for this exhibition. You can use it during your visit with free wifi in the museum or online:

To the online mediaguide

A media guide for children is also available for the exhibition, you can use it online or on the devices you can rent at the lobby:

To the online mediaguide (children’s version – in German)
Display case with richly embroidered bag and mochassis on a pedestal.
Bag with beaded embroidery and mohawk moccasins | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase
Rear of an American yellow school bus

For public school students in the USA, the universal means of transportation: the yellow school buses | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

Prepared caribou against painted background

Habitat threatened by oil production: American reindeer, also called caribou | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

Man in front of a film station, in the background headgear with feathers in a showcase

Film station: Ernie LaPointe, great-grandson of Sitting Bull and Vietnam veteran, reports | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

Boards in red tones with portrait photos and texts

"Voices of a Continent": People from American countries explain what life is like in their home countries | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

Colorful skeleton figures in a green showcase

Made of papier-mâché or clay: skeleton figures and tree of life candelabra from the Mexican cult of the dead | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

Figures in a boat in front of a house in a diorama with painted background.

Small diorama: Arrival of guests for potlatch feast in a Haida winter village around 1880 | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase

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