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Ethnological Museum: photos, description (Ethnologisches Museum)

In the Museum center of the Berlin-Dahlem Ethnological Museum is located, which belongs to the State museums of Berlin. The founder and first Director of the Museum were Adolf Bastian, who created it on the basis of the Cabinet of antiquities and art collection of the electors of Brandenburg. These exhibits were combined into the Prussian Royal Kunstkammer, which in 1829 was separated ethnographic collection, over time, became part of the contemporary Museum.

A private separate building from the collection appeared in 1885, but during the Second world war it was destroyed. The modern name of "Ethnological Museum" was officially granted in 1999. Today the visitors can see more than a million different items. In the halls of the exhibition features a collection of the Benin bronze products. There are a large number of restored boats of different Nations.

The ethnological Museum is known for its exposition of the reconstructed pre-industrial dwellings pores of different Nations, which is his pride. All exhibits are placed according to their geographic locations: Africa, Europe, America, Oceania, Australia, Asia. Actually here you can see the culture of the world pre-industrial time, in all its diversity.

In addition, in this Museum there is a collection of sound recordings of the Berlin phonogram archive (about 140 thousands of records), which is one of the oldest collections of ethnic music. You can see more than 285 thousands of historical documents. The youngest visitors can explore a small Museum for children where they learn many new and interesting.

A significant part of the exhibits presented in the Museum was collected by German colonizers and travelers in the 19th and 20th centuries.