KW 35 – Kassel Museum Week KW 35 – Kassel Museum Week
KW 35 – Kassel Museum Week


02. – 05. September 2021

Extended Opening Hours
Thursday: 3 – 8 pm

Friday: 3 – 10 pm
Saturday: 3 – 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm

Entry with Museum Week Tickets!

The first Saturday in September is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar, because that's when Kassel's Museum Night takes place.

Analogous to the "Kassel Week of Museums" last year, there will also be a special offer over several days instead of a museum night in 2021. The "Kassel Week of Museums" takes place from September 2 to 5, 2021.

The ticket costs 15 euros / reduced 10 euros.
The U18 ticket up to 18 years is free of charge!

With the purchase of a ticket, visitors can travel free of charge on buses, streetcars and RegioTrams in the entire NVV area on the respective day of validity from 9 a.m. until the end of operations.

Advance sale from 19.08.2021!


Das Kinderprogramm



All Day

ONE MONUMENT PLEASE!? A Journey Through Kassels' Museums

A board game for children and the whole family

Saturday, 4:00 pm // Sunday 12:00 pm

Come in! // Presentation of new museum mascots

for children and the whole family
Recently, we noticed at the Kassel Museum of the Dead that something is going on in the museum at night. Poems are recited on the museum roof, exhibits are dusted off, and in the morning when the museum is unlocked, it always smells like flowers. Three whimsical residents and a little dog have moved in secretly, quietly, and now that we have discovered them, they would like to introduce themselves to children and their families during Museum Week.

The figures were designed by the illustrator Katrin Nicklas and will guide our youngest visitors through the museum from now on.

with museum educator Gerold Eppler

museums mascots
museums mascots
© Katrin Nicklas

Hier könnt ihr die Postkarten und den Malbogen schon mal herunterladen!

>> Malbogen
>> Postkarte Xolo
>> Postkarte Emily und Hannes
>> Postkarte Igor
>> Postkarte Xaver
>> Flyer


All Day


All day long in front of the museum in the big chestnut tree you can hear the sound installation "Resonanzen".

On one side of the large chestnut, the questions are read aloud.
They come from a questionnaire by Max Frisch (* May 15, 1911 in Zurich; † April 4, 1991 ibid.) from his diaries on the subject of death.
On the other side of the chestnut we hear answers to those questions from students of Protestant religious education.

Friday 5:00 – 7:30 pm // Saturday 5:00 – 7:30 pm // Sunday 12:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rethink, Rebuild, Restart!

Since January, the project "Rethink, Rebuild, Restart!" has been working on the conception and implementation of a virtual, interactive museum environment in which interested parties can also digitally engage with the collection and the main topics of the Museum für Sepulkralkultur. A virtual, three-dimensional museum model is being developed, whose rooms can be explored and in which users can interact with collection objects. Over the next few years, the collection will be successively digitized and processed in the form of 3D objects. The focus of "Rethink, Rebuild, Restart!" is the participatory experience and the question of how the museum and collection can be opened up with regard to participation in the design of exhibitions and the collection.

During the museum week, interested visitors can get a first impression of "Rethink, Rebuild, Restart!" and take a look at the work around the virtual museum. Within the exhibition space, selected exhibits will be digitized by hand scanner and visitors will be welcome to scan pieces for the digital collection.

Furthermore, there will be the opportunity for interested people to scan their own souvenirs and memorabilia on site in the museum under guidance and to personally contribute a part to the virtual collection and thus share it with other people.

with project manager Feodora Heupel

First sketch of the digital museum
First sketch of the digital museum
© Dr. Ulrich Hermanns, Ausstellung Medien Transfer GmbH Edit
Joshua Gundlach:
Joshua Gundlach: "Grief" (Arbeitstitel)
© Joshua Gundlach

Friday 6:00 − 8:00 pm // Saturday 6:00 − 8:00 pm // Sunday 1:00 am − 3:00 pm

Afterlife – Interactive Games // Short Talk

The students of the Games Class will present their works in short lectures and will be available for questions and discussions.

Under the working title Afterlife, 12 students of the Games Class at the Kunsthochschule Kassel led by Professor Auriea Harvey are developing a series of interactive artistic works in a two-semester examination of the themes of the Museum für Sepulkralkultur, which will also be integrated into the parallel world of the virtual museum. The title "Afterlife" refers ambiguously both to the often non-permanent death within the game genre and the constant iteration of death and rebirth that accompanies it, and to the "life of the museum" after the redesign.

with the Kunsthochschule Kassel

Friday 8:00 pm // Saturday 5:00 pm

Preview: SUIZID – Let’s talk about it! // Short talk about the exhibition, idea and conception

On World Suicide Prevention Day, the major special exhibition "Suizid – Let's talk about it!" opens. This exhibition is dedicated to the difficult and challenging topic: suicide and how to deal with it. The project is led by the director of the Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Dr. Dirk Pörschmann and Tatjana Ahle as well as the suicidologist Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lindner as scientific director from the University of Kassel, Institute for Social Work.

with the project team director Dr. Dirk Pörschmann, Tatjana Ahle and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lindner

CI of the exhibition
CI of the exhibition
© The Floor Show Berlin

Public Guided Tours

in German

Thursday, 4:00 pm

Memento mori – Remember death

with Christian Howorka

Friday 5:15 pm

"... and yet he moves!" – On the trail of the living, moving and dancing dead

with Custodian Dr. Ulrike Neurath

Sunday, 12:00 pm

Gender perceptions in the culture of mourning

with Tatjana Varnhold

Vanitas still life, Netherlands, about 1700
Vanitas still life, Netherlands, about 1700
Photo: Frank Hellwig
© Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Bildarchiv
death and noblewoman
death and noblewoman
Photo: Frank Hellwig
© Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Bildarchiv
Mourning Cloak
Mourning Cloak
Photo: Frank Hellwig
© Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Kassel, Bildarchiv

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Kassel Documenta Stadt
Deutsche Bischofskonferenz