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Offers of museums for refugees

Free admission, guided tours, support opportunities

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In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, many cultural institutions in Berlin have been flying the colors blue and yellow since February 24. The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Germany also condemns the war against Ukraine in the strongest possible terms and appeals to the willingness of all those with political responsibility to engage in dialogue. President Beate Reifenscheid emphasized: "Now more than ever, our solidarity goes out to our Ukrainian colleagues, to the artists, to those who are working for culture and education, for democracy and freedom." And she referred to the threat of widespread destruction of unique art treasures in Ukraine.

Here we summarize what Berlin museums are offering for people who have fled.

Status: 5.5.2022

Photo: The Alte Nationalgalerie on March 5, 2022 with the ukrainian Flag. © Museumsportal Berlin.

Free admission

For free admission to the Berlin museums listed below, it is usually sufficient to present a Ukrainian passport or other identification document, for example, a residence permit from Ukraine or a valid student ID from a Ukrainian university. For refugees from Ukraine to Germany from third countries, a Ukrainian residence permit (visa) is accepted.

Apart from that, Berlin's district museums and other museums (almost 70 in total) are free of charge. On the first Sunday of every month, admission is free to over 60 Berlin museums as part of Museum Sunday.

In these museums, admission is free for refugees:

Workshops, guided tours and other offers

Numerous museums in Berlin are now inviting refugees from Ukraine to get to know their collections through a variety of free educational programs. Exhibition talks lead adults to the highlights of the collections. Children and families explore the museums in workshops. Some museums invite welcome classes and groups of refugees to free workshops. In other museums, free guided tours in Ukrainian are currently in preparation.
The offers in detail:

Support opportunities for cultural workers in museums

The Academy of Arts maintains a list of support opportunities for artists and cultural workers.

The private Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation provides 2.5 million euros to employ Ukrainian restorers in German museums. The museums must submit applications for this funding. The Bode Museum is one of the museums receiving funding.

Important general information for refugees from Ukraine can be found here.