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Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

21 Nov 2019 - 19 Apr 2020

While Alexander redefined natural science on his travels, his brother Wilhelm reformed the Prussian education system. This display of art, ethnographic and scientific objects is the first in Germany to focus on the two polymaths together. Find out more from the Deutsches Historisches Museum’s website.

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William von Humboldt (1835), Thomas Lawrence.

William von Humboldt (1835), Thomas Lawrence. Photo: Royal Collections Trust; © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Marble crocodile.

Marble crocodile. Photo: © Governatorato SCV – Direzione dei Musei

Sextant owned by Alexander von Humboldt (18th century), Jesse Ramsden.

Sextant owned by Alexander von Humboldt (18th century), Jesse Ramsden. Photo: © Région Grand Est – Inventaire général/Claude Menninger

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