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The Collection

The Collection

The Wereldmuseum is a reflection of 160 years of collecting: by Rotterdam, for Rotterdam. The Wereldmuseum wants to be connected with its city, the residents, and visitors. The Wereldmuseum is an important cultural feature in this city that counts more than 170 nationalities and which has an open society built on international trade relations.


Stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict; stories that inspire visitors to find out more about the huge cultural diversity to be found in the world. From China to Indonesia and from Tibet to Oceaniat: come to the Wereldmuseum and discover that, despite cultural differences, we are all essentially the same.

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