Museum for Sepulchral Culture

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Kassel has an unusual institution in the Museum for Sepulchral Culture, which explores the culture of dying, mourning, remembering, and burying. Its permanent exhibition presents items related to sepulchral culture, primarily in the German-speaking world, from the Middle Ages to the present. On the lower floor, as if descending into a crypt, visitors encounter coffins, hearses, clothing, mourning jewelry, gravestones, and tomb sculptures.

For documenta fifteen, the Mexican artist Erick Beltrán, who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain, addresses the power mechanisms that define, evaluate, classify, reproduce, and disseminate images and discourses. Together with a local research group, he addresses the question “What is power?” and presents the results in the form of a large-format installation with prints and sculptures. Hamja Ahsan’s Halal Fried Chicken shop signs are visible in this as well as seven other venues of documenta fifteen, mapping aspects of Islamic history, diasporic urban fast-food subcultures, and colonial past.

Opening Hours

Daily from 10 am to 8 pm


Weinbergstraße 25–27, 34117 Kassel



The main entrance and all the exhibition rooms are wheelchair accessible. There is a spacious elevator (100 x 281 cm). The sidewalk right in front of the building consists of cobblestones.

There is a barrier-free bathroom in the basement.

You can find a detailed map of the city of Kassel here (in German language). Selection in the topic layer “Themen-Layer”: Verkehr & Mobilität + Behindertenparkplätze


lumbung members & artists

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Lumbung Program on site

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