Museum Weltkulturen D5, 68159Mannheim
If you want to discover outstanding cultural highlights, you should definitely pay a visit to the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums in Mannheim!
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The Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums (rem) are an internationally active museum complex, known as an outstanding exhibition location and important research center. With its exhibition halls, the rem form their own lively museum district in the heart of Mannheim's city center. Here, worlds of experience open up, from early human history, through art and cultural history, to contemporary photography. In the fields of archaeology, world cultures and photography, the rem is one of the most important exhibition houses in all of Europe. The foundation stone of the top-class collection was laid in the 18th century, in Mannheim's so-called first golden age, by Elector Carl Theodor. The attractive special exhibition program repeatedly attracts international attention, as does the museum's collection focus on the art and culture of Ancient Egypt.
With over 15,000m² of exhibition space and more than 1.2 million objects, the rem is the largest museum complex in southern Germany under municipal sponsorship. They include the Museum Zeughaus with the Forum Internationale Photographie (FIP), the Museum Weltkulturen, the Museum Bassermannhausfür Musik und Kunst with the photo gallery ZEPHYR and the Museum Peter und Traudl Engelhornhaus (in development).
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Before your visit, please inform yourself about our measures on the occasion of the Corona pandemic on our website www.rem-mannheim.de or by phone at +49 621 293 3771.
Ice Age Safari
18.04.2021 - 13.02.2022 Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Museum Zeughaus C5
Want to travel back in time? Then join us on an adventurous "Ice Age Safari" to the last cold period 30,000 to 15,000 years ago. In this world, which is foreign to us today, one third of the earth's land surface was covered by ice, the glaciers from the Alps advanced northward as far as today's Munich, and the Scandinavian ice sheet, which was in some cases kilometers thick, reached as far as Hamburg and Berlin. However, contrary to common belief, the climate in Ice Age Europe was by no means inhospitable and hostile to life everywhere. Between the glaciers lay a fertile grassland that had more in common with the African savannah than with a barren landscape. The Rhine Valley in particular was a kind of ice-age Serengeti with an incredibly diverse animal and plant world. Not only did herds and groups of massive herbivores such as mammoths, woolly rhinoceroses, buffalo and giant deer graze here, but predators such as cave lions, hyenas, wolves and leopards also hunted here.
Based on the latest research findings and never-before-seen bone finds from the Upper Rhine region, the "Ice Age Safari" exhibition conveys a vivid picture of the Ice Age fauna and flora as well as the everyday life of humans in Europe at that time. From the perspective of a time traveler, come face to face with the giants of the last cold period. Learn how and what people hunted and cooked or how they dressed. More than 100 exhibits, including numerous lifelike animal reconstructions, skeletons, plant preparations and hands-on stations make the show an extraordinary experience for young and old.
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.eiszeitsafari.de
The exhibition "Egypt - Land of Immortality" opens the gates to the fascinating world of the ancient advanced civilization on the Nile. The exhibits, which are up to 6,000 years old, are the focus of a show that uses impressive stagings and themed worlds to provide a cultural-historical overview of everyday life in the land of the pharaohs or of their very own ideas of the afterlife. Using high-quality originals, the exhibition shows life on the fertile banks of the Nile in all the important epochs of ancient Egypt: from the beginnings in the 4th millennium BC to the Coptic period in the 6th and 7th centuries AD. Hands-on stations round off the exhibition and make it an unforgettable experience, especially for children, families and school classes.
Tutankhamun - His Tomb and Treasures10.09.2021 - 27.02.2022 Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Museum Zeughaus C5
Experience the historic moment of the discovery of the tomb treasure up close. Young and old alike walk in the footsteps of the mysterious pharaoh and explore in an educational and entertaining way Carter's discovery in its original finding situation. The faithfully reproduced grave goods, the sarcophagus, the golden coffins and shrines, the jewelry and, of course, the mask are unique in the world in their monumental overall context with 1,000 replicas.
Further information on the exhibition at www.tut-ausstellung.com
faceless - women in prostitution
An exhibition of the counseling center Amalie in cooperation with the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums
14.11.2021-20.02.2022 Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Museum Weltkulturen D5
The exhibition is dedicated to a social taboo topic: women in prostitution. They are confronted daily with hiding their true identity. In society they hide their faces, dreaming "faceless" of another life. The exhibition is based on testimonies of women who work in prostitution. Often they are women who have left their home countries to escape the lack of prospects there and to start a new life under better conditions in Germany. But the reality is different. Photographer Hyp Yerlikaya accompanied the women with his camera for over two years together with the Amalie counseling center. In his pictures he captures people, situations and places by means of staging.
The counseling center Amalie of the Diakonisches Werk Mannheim has been offering women in prostitution help, counseling and accompaniment in stressful life situations since 2013.
18.09.2022 - 26.02.2023 Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Museum Zeughaus C5
For the first time in the German-speaking world, the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums are devoting a comprehensive cultural-historical exhibition to the fascinating history of the Normans. In an exciting picture arc, they show how Vikings became Normans, who changed the face of Europe from the 9th century onwards. Following in the footsteps of the Norsemen, visitors embark on a journey from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, from the Baltic coast to Byzantium. Above all, there is the realization that networking is not an invention of the 21st century: the history of the Normans is the history of mobility, conquest and innovation. They played a decisive role in shaping the development of Europe. With 300 top-class loans from major European collections, the show illuminates highly topical political and social issues from a historical perspective. Precious works of art, precious objects as well as weapons and exotic trade goods reflect the cultural exchange between Orient and Occident.
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.normannen-ausstellung.de
Credits: Avec autorization spéciale de la ville de Bayeux; design: rem
Buried History - Archaeology on the Rhine and Neckary
year-round Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, Museum Weltkulturen D5
In the exhibition "Sunken History. Archaeology on the Rhine and Neckar" the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums invite you to a journey through time from the Stone Age to the early Middle Ages. The special exhibition complements the existing sections "People Time" and "Savage Peoples" the new exhibition themes: "Innovation Metal" and "A Touch of Rome". Visitors to the exhibition embark on an exciting journey through time that takes them from the Stone Age, through the Bronze and Iron Ages and the Roman period, to the early Middle Ages with the help of extraordinary original finds. Elaborate staging and hands-on stations bring the past to life. The exhibition tells the "Sunken History" that archaeological excavations have brought to light. Visitors experience archaeology as an adventure full of exciting questions and mysterious riddles: they encounter the fascinating living world of early man and stand before what is perhaps the oldest arch in the world. They discover innovative metalworking techniques that changed societies along the Rhine and Neckar rivers during the three millennia BC. They walk along a Roman road flanked by gravestones and stelae and explore the Roman-Mediterranean way of life. At the end of the tour, exotic trade goods show how strongly the region was still influenced by its rich Roman heritage in the early Middle Ages.
Further exhibitions of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums at www.rem-mannheim.de