Retrospect

We Enjoy our 3rd Birthday!

Today, we celebrate the third birthday of the DDR Museum. There is no official party, but the director invites us for dinner in a nice restaurant.
by Melanie Alperstaedt (14 Jul 2009)

Today, we celebrate the third birthday of the DDR Museum. There is no official party, but the director invites us for dinner in a nice restaurant.

Three years are a long time and on birthdays I usually remember, what happend the last hours, days, months, weeks and years. Because of working for the museum in the beginning, when it was planned, I have a personal relationship to it. I remember the first ideas, the plans of the architect, the building site, the exitement before the opening, the opening, the party and the champagne of course.

I also think about the development of the museum. Today, it is one of the most visited museums in Berlin and I am proud to work here. In the beginning, when I was telling my friends and family where I am working, I always had to explain, where the museum is and what the exhibition is about. Today, when I tell someone about my job, they look at me with excitement and say something like: "Ah, the DDR Museum at the Karl-Liebknecht-Str.?! Really?! I have been there..." Or I see people walking around with our flyer in their hands and somehow I still get excited about it. Funny, isn`t it?

When I opened the door to our office today, I told everybody "Happy Birthday", because for me, it is not only the birthday of the museum, it is somehow our bithday.

...well...while we`re on it: where are my presents?!....;)


 

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