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Grasping anthropology

Every first Wednesday of the month, in the evening, we organize an interactive event called “Grasping Anthropology”. The idea is to present an anthropological topic of interest, discuss current societal issues and tell stories from a fresh or at least different perspective, offering new and often surprising ways of looking at our everyday life.

The speed of political and socio-cultural change has stepped up a gear over the last few years – whether this is actually the case or only felt so is anyone’s guess. The term “unbelievable” is on everyone’s lips, signalling individual as well as collective astonishment, maybe even the feeling of losing control. Triggering mixed feelings, even anxiety, lies in the nature of change. The event “Grasping Anthropology” is a special form of mediation and outreach. In guided tours, gallery talks, discussions, workshops, concerts, readings, etc. we shed light on a wide range of culturally and socially relevant topics – in context and in a coherent and comprehensible way. Engagement with the audience and lively discussions on current issues, exhibitions, exhibited objects or the museum as such is what our curators and guest speakers expect, or at least hope for. In this way both sides profit from the exchange, making things which at first appear unbelievable, easier to grasp.

 
Activities
Discussion and guided tour
STAR PARADE

Discussion and guided tour

STAR PARADE

December 6, 2017, 18.00 - 20.00

Discussion and guided tour
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STAR PARADE
STAR PARADE
December 6, 2017, 18.00 - 20.00

A room full of stars, a theologian and an anthropologist: that’s the lineup that awaits you this evening. Theologian Josef Imbach and curator Alexander Brust take you through the exhibition The Star of Bethlehem and fathom what the celestial objects show, mean and communicate. In what other contexts the famous comet features is the topic of the following discussion.

With Josef Imbach, Alexander Brust, curator for America, and Sabine Rotach, head of Education and Programmes.
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Admission fee

Link to: The Star of Bethehem

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Discussion and guided tour
STAR PARADE

Discussion and guided tour

STAR PARADE

December 6, 2017, 18.00 - 20.00

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