Weltkulturen Museum

Weltkulturen Museum

Courtesy the Weltkulturen Museum.

Schaumainkai 29
60594 Frankfurt am Main


Located in the heart of Frankfurt’s museum quarter, the Weltkulturen Museum is a central place for interdisciplinary cooperation. The changing exhibitions, multifaceted range of education services, along with various series of public events, address people of all ages and promote intercultural thinking with great relevance to contemporary life. The Frankfurt Weltkulturen Museum collection comprises over 65,000 objects from across the continents and island states, as well as 100,000 ethnographic photographs and films, and library holdings of 50,000 international books and journals.

The Weltkulturen Museum is an ethnological museum which is committed to interdisciplinary cooperation. It operates at the intersection of ethnology and art. As a museum of the city of Frankfurt, it connects the local and global levels. It is engaged in an active process of international exchange with partners from indigenous cultures and non-European societies.

As a forum for transcultural exchange we promote the diverse spectrum of worldviews, historiographies, religions and aesthetics, as well as an acceptance and appreciation of the same. We are committed to preserving, looking after and researching the collections in dialogue with their societies of origin, and with artists and scholars.

A key goal is researching provenance and critically reappraising colonial contexts. The Weltkulturen Museum stands against any kind of exclusion or stigmatisation and seeks to contribute to processes of decolonisation. We work together as a team to bring our projects to fruition and value the wishes and needs of our visitors.


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