Dear friends of the Museum for Islamic Art,
Over the next few months, we would like to give you the opportunity to get to know the very successful project "Multaka: Museum as a Meeting Point" in more detail.
Based on the belief in the social and political role of cultural institutions, the Multaka project was born in the midst of the debates that accompanied the flight, migration and displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in 2015 and their arrival in Germany. The starting point and goal of the project was to take a positive and effective role on the recomposition of Berlin's urban society and to counteract prejudices and predominantly negatively connoted representations of migration. Multaka (Arabic for "meeting place") intends to create spaces for encounters by turning museums - literally - into a meeting place and to achieve a diversification of museum structures through active cultural participation. The project addresses communities that have hardly been addressed so far and supports taking other perspectives besides one's own. It also aims to facilitate the exchange of different cultural and historical experiences and build cultural bridges.
The Multaka team offers exclusively to the members of FMIK e.V. in the next months free guided tours through the four Multaka museums in German. The tours will take place on the last Saturday of each month at 12 noon.
- August 26, 2023, 12 p.m.: Museum for Islamic Art, meeting point with the guide is at the reception on the 1st floor in the James Simon Gallery.
- September 30, 2023, 12 p.m.: Museum of the Ancient Near East, meeting point with the guide is at the reception on the 1st floor in the James Simon Gallery
- October 28, 2023, 12 p.m.: Bode Museum, meeting point with the guide is directly at the reception at the entrance
- November 25, 2023, 12 p.m.: Deutsches Historisches Museum, meeting point with the guide at the reception in the Pei-Bau behind the Gießhaus
Unfortunately, the number of participants for the guided tours is limited, therefore, as usual: "first come, first served". Please register at email@example.com, indicating the desired tour.