Storytime with: Prof. Dr. Wiebke Ahrndt

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Wiebke Ahrndt
Director Prof. Dr. Wiebke Ahrndt

WHY does the Übersee-Museum inspire a "Fascination about Distance"?

HERE’S WHY – With a combination of collections that is unique in Europe, the Übersee-Museum invites guests to immerse themselves in the world of distant continents. Visitors can find out something about new cultural and natural environments based on impressive, original exhibits and animal dioramas. The museum’s exhibitions and events address issues that have contemporary relevance and global significance, such as migration and climate change. The museum also increases the visibility of Bremen’s economic links and trade relationships.

WHY is there a bit of the University of Bremen at the Übersee-Museum?

HERE’S WHY – The Übersee-Museum collects, preserves, and studies exhibits, curates exhibitions, and shares knowledge with its guests. There is a little piece of the University of Bremen in all these tasks the museum performs. Here are some examples: The university manages the museum’s geological collection. When there are new exhibition projects, the subject matter is often the focus of collaboration with entities such as MARUM or the Biology or Cultural Studies faculties. Importantly, the Übersee-Museum offers the university’s students practical courses and seminars.