Project Start „Cultural x Collabs Weaving The Future“

23 September 2023


Dear friends of the Museum for Islamic Art,

We cordially invite you to the launch of the participatory project „Cultural x Collabs. Weaving the Future“ on 23. September 2023. The open air event will start at 12:00 on Museum Island. From 18:00 onwards, we invite you to a reception in the Löwenfoyer of the James-Simon-Gallery.

The star of the project is the woven doppelgänger of the Caucasian Dragon Carpet from the 17th century, which was partially burned during World War II and is currently exhibited in the Museum für Islamische Kunst in the Pergamonmuseum. Woven in 2022, this doppelgänger will be cut into 100 fragments on September 23, 2023, and sent to individuals around the world with the support of DHL. It serves as a tangible link between the museum and people during its closure period due to renovation. The museum's online portal "Islamic·Art" and various social media platforms will document the journeys of direct interactive exchanges with the continuously changing owners of the 100 fragments. The 100 fragments aim to bridge boundaries, highlight commonalities, and inspire the opening of a shared future, creatively and playfully. With the return of the fragments for the reopening of the museum in 2027 the narratives of the 100 fragments will reunite into a shared story. The people involved will come together, exchange ideas and share their experiences. They get to know each other, the carpet and the museum.

Programme - Open Air

12:00 p.m.     1st stage programme:

  • Presentation: CulturalxCollabs and the first owners
  • Raffle: guided tours & a fragment
  • cutting and dispatching of the first 35 fragments

1:45  p.m.     2nd stage programme

3:30  p.m.     3rd stage programme

as well as all day children’s programme

18:00 Admission to the evening event in the Löwenfoyer

Registration for the evening event is required at:
A confirmation email will follow, which will serve as an admission ticket at the entrance to the Löwenfoyer. By attending the event, you agree to the possible publication of photographs and video recordings in which you are visible.

The project is supported by DHL and the Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.




Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V.
c/o Museum für Islamische Kunst
Geschwister-Scholl-Strasse 6
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 26642 5201