U. Lehmkuhl: Welcoming Address – Introduction by the editors – In Dialogue: Egypt – Berlin – I. Abdulfattah: Title: Antiquities Museums and the Shaping of Egyptian Cultural Identity – O. Abdel Meguid: Museums, Culture and Sustainable Development – N. Tomoum: The Coptic Museum in Old Cairo – Egypt’s Christian Heritage – A New Policy for Egypt’s Museums – S. Kamel: Coming back from Egypt. Working on Exhibitions and Audience Development in Museums Today – C. Gerbich: Whom are they Talking to? Egyptian Museums and their Visitors – S. Weber: Collective Memory and Cultural Storage. Tasks and Opportunities for the Museum of Islamic Art in the Pergamon Museum – In Dialogue: North America – Berlin – S. Inglis: The „Other” and Ourselves: the Deconstruction of Distance – M. Wheeler: The Navajo Nation Museum. A Navajo Way of Researching and Presenting Culture – P. Bolz: Ethnic Art or Fine Art? Twenty Years of Collecting Native American Art for the Ethnological Museum Berlin – R. Hatoum: Musealizing Dialogue – In Dialogue: India – Berlin – K. Kumar Chakravarty: The Living Museum Movement in India – From Heritage Interpretation to Heritage Action – G. Devy: The Song of Orpheus. Refl ections on the Museum of Voice – V. Bhatt: Some Biographical Memories on the Museum of Mankind – K. Kumar Chakravarty: Collecting –Documenting – Mediating and Reinventing Cognitive Categories of Indigenous Cultures in India – L.-C. Koch: New Forms of Representation and Documentation of Asian Cultures with Special Reference to Music – L. Guzy: After Museum – On Museums and De-Musealisation in India Die Herausgeber Dr. Lidia Guzy is a social anthropologist and scientist of religions conducting research in the areas of anthropology of globalisation and museums, anthropology of religions and ethno-musicology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Dr. Rainer Hatoum is an anthropologist at the Ethnological Museum and the Free University in Berlin. His current research project focuses on the question of the future dealing with the concept of the “cultural Other” in educational institutions – particularly museums. Dr. Susan Kamel is a museologist and scholar of Arabic studies. She is currently project director of the project “The Museological Laboratory. On Curating Islamic Art and Cultural Histories” at the Technische Universität Berlin.