For those who suffer from the travel bug, the Übersee-Museum is sure to offer plenty of ways in which to discover other countries, their natural habitats, people and cultures. Yet there also are topics where national borders, time or climate zones, language barriers, as well as other differences have long since lost their significance. Be it with positive or negative impacts, globalisation has people from all continents moving closer together – which can be seen in the exhibition “What makes the world go round”.
Here, seven different paths allow visitors to recognise global phenomena and reveal different coherences: Worldwide, communication, global economy, climate change, sex & gender, migration, time or human rights take on a central role. They are a chance and challenge at the same time. What has to be done to deal with these issues? In the exhibition, a number of “hands-on” stations invite visitors to conduct their own research, stimulating them to call their own roles and cultural points of view into question.
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
Time: the annual rings in this slice of a coast redwood tree show an age of 2,333 years | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Volker Beinhorn
Climate change: the polar bear loses its habitat | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Volker Beinhorn
"What makes the world go round" - a look into the field of "Sex & Gender" | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Volker Beinhorn
What does home mean? A look at the area of migration | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase
How does communication work in different parts of the world? | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase
Time: a giant tortoise can live up to 170 years | CC BY-SA 4.0 Übersee-Museum Bremen, photo: Matthias Haase
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