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.