Current exhibitions

It’s a gift! – Exchange of Dipomatic Presents

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World. June 7, 07.06.2019 to January 5, 05.01.2020

On the occasion of state visits it is customary to exchange gifts. But what do these diplomatic gifts tell us? The museum will present around 30 previously unexhibited state gifts from 15 non-European countries such as Togo, Mexico and Indonesia. The elaborate carvings, sophisticated ceramics and replicas of famous originals will be shown as ›interventions‹ in the permanent collection.