June 20, 2017

Successful inauguration of the extension building

A hearty round of applause: MPS vice president Angela Friederici (left) and Marie-Claire Foblets both rejoice over the new building.

Waiting for the ceremony to start: Burkhard Schnepel (centre left) and Günther Schlee (centre right) talking to guests.

Angela D. Friederici, vice president of the Max Planck Society, and Burkhard Schnepel, managing director of Martin Luther University’s Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Managing director Marie-Claire Foblets welcomes guests in the main seminar room of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Vice president Angela Friederici gives the first opening address.

The world’s oldest learned society also offers its congratulations: Gunnar Berg, vice president of the Leopoldina, during his opening address in the Institute’s completely filled main seminar room.

Both neighbours and international scholars came to the inauguration of the new building.

Salt and bread: Burkhard Schnepel presents symbolic gifts to managing director Marie-Claire Foblets.

Musicians of the band Metaphysicians of Blues during one of their interludes.

More than 200 guests filled the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s main seminar room during the inauguration celebration for the extension building on 15 June 2017.

César Arjona Sebastià during his lecture.

Guests enjoy the extension building’s terrace during the party after the ceremony.

No party without music: The Metaphysicians of Blues created a festive mood.

The Metaphysicians of Blues

Doing a little dance: the Institute’s neighbours also enjoyed the music.

Plenty of occasion to talk: the Max Planck Society’s vice president Angela Friederici in conversation with two scholars of the Institute.

Dittmar Schorkowitz (left) talks with Günther Schlee.

Armin Höland (centre), member of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s board of trustees, converses with guests.

Hints of things to come: the new plants on the grounds of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology’s extension building will create a green oasis over the course of the summer.
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