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The Museum Fünf Kontinente (Five Continents Museum), formerly known as the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, was founded in 1862 as the first ethnological museum in Germany. The collection of artefacts of everyday life, ritual objects and works of...more
An enjoyable afternoon’s stroll around some interesting artefacts of life elsewhere, in a more naive age.
But perhaps these old exhibits don’t tell the whole story. I couldn’t see any reference to Rohingya in the Myanmar exhibition and was confronted by a portrait of Aung...More
We visited on a Saturday morning and spent approximately 90 minutes touring the museum. We saw different cultures from all around the world. It was lovely to get such an in depth insight into other parts of the world. The museum is for all ages!
It's obvious where personal travel and passion come into play at this museum--in the Myanmar exhibit. There's a great story told here that's lacking in the other exhibits. A few contain some cultural context, but most of the others just display items as curiosities or...More
If you've already been to the other large museums that cover this subject (I.e. British Museum, Quai-Branly, the Berlin one in Dahlem and the Met in NYC) then chances are you won't find this particularly educational in terms of scope. Some interesting pieces here nonetheless...More
Such a poor exhibition and so expensive for what it is. I travel lots and I go to museums all over the world but this one I won't come back. There's better things to do in Munich if you want to learn... Even a beer...More
We just went to see the Myanmar exhibition, which is a comprehensive illustration of the cultural diversity, life and spirituality of Burmese societies. Aspects not so well known outside Myanmar are well represented, for example the Naga cultures, the Buddhist ceremonies for boys and girls,...More
The collection is rather boring and so is the presentation. They did make an effort with Myanmar, it was the only section I found interesting. Probably worth visiting if you have already seen all the must-see museums and the weather is not so good.
There are objects from pre-Colombian South America, native North Americans, Africa, Oceania, Islam and Asia. The pre-Colombian collection while not massive is very good. A highlight is the Buddha Hall with the guardian lions and warrior statues. They had an exhibition on Burma while I...More
The name of the museum in English is Museum Five Continents. As a history major and frequent visitor at many ethnographical museums I was thoroughly impressed by MFK. Their collection is rich for a museum of it's size. It's definitely not the largest well known...More