The following institutions and partner organisations are also celebrating the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth:

Information platform marking the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt’s birth, jointly curated by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and twelve other cultural and scientific institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

Federal Foreign Office

Together with the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Foreign Office has launched the cross-border thematic season "Humboldt y las Américas". In Germany and Latin America, various events will be held throughout the year 2019 that deal with Alexander von Humboldt´s legacy and current relevance.

Edition Humboldt

The edition Humboldt digital is a publication forming part of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities project Alexander von Humboldt auf Reisen - Wissenschaft aus der Bewegung (Travelling Humboldt – Science on the Move).

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin)

In addition to its programme of activities to commemorate the anniversary, the university is organising a science competition Alexander & Ich (Alexander and I).

Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften – National Academy of Sciences)

The festive event organised by the Leopoldina for Monday 11th February 2019 has taken as it theme Humboldt und die Berge (Humboldt and the mountains). The symposiumDie Macht der Wissenschaft in einer Zeit im Wandel (The power of science in a time of change) will be held in Berlin on 14th May and will take an in-depth look at Humboldt’s expedition to the Russian Empire.

Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin

One of the historical-botanical tours on offer is entitled Alexander von Humboldt und Weggefährten in Berlin, Paris, Amerika und Russland (Alexander von Humboldt and companions in Berlin, Paris, America and Russia).

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library)

The Humboldt Portal provides digital access to the complete personal archives of Alexander von Humboldt. The original American diaries will go on public display during a three-day exhibition in September.

Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)

The DHM exhibition Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt will run from 22nd November 2019 to 19th April 2020. It places the biographies of the two brothers in the context of their time.

Stadtmuseum Berlin (City Museum Berlin)

30 x Humboldt in Berlin is the name of a publication commissioned by the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, which will be presented at the opening of the Berlin exhibition as part of the Humboldt Forum.

Humboldt Forum

The opening of the Humboldt Forum will take place towards the end of 2019. It is a joint undertaking of the Humboldt Forum Foundation based at the Berliner Schloss (Berlin Palace), the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation together with the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art of the Berlin State Museums, Kulturprojekte Berlin (Cultural Projects in Berlin), the Stadtmuseum Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Goethe Institut Bangkok

"Humboldt and the Web of Life" is the theme at Goethe Institut Bangkok´s Science Film Festival 2019. It aims to illustrate the relevance of global climate change and sustainability.


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