1 Sep 2020 by Maximilian Schönbeck
Built in 1742, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden enjoys great popularity today and is one of the world's leading opera ensembles. But what exactly makes the opera so special and what role did it play in the GDR?
17 Aug 2020 by Admin
In this article, the head of collections Jörn Kleinhardt presents his eleven personal favourites from the eleven chapters of the first collection volume »GDR in Objects 1949-1990. Daily Life, Home, Consumption«.
13 Aug 2020 by Jörn Kleinhardt
Two months before the Wall was erected, Walter Ulbricht denied the intention to build a Wall at a press conference. On the night of 12-13 August 1961, construction of the Wall began. In this article we show thematically appropriate objects from our collection.
6 Aug 2020 by Jörn Kleinhardt
What began in 1952 as a mass organisation for the leisure activities of young people increasingly developed in a paramilitary direction. From the mid-1970s, the Society for Sport and Technology (GST) called itself the »socialist military organisation of the GDR« and took on the military education of adolescents.
14 May 2020
Folds well, doesn’t crease, dries quickly and is versatile - these attributes perfectly describe the synthetic fibre Dederon, which was used to make shirts, aprons, bags and tights for the masses in the GDR since the 1960s.
18 Mar 2020 by Maria Bartholomäus
The object of the month March/April 2020 is the wooden toy truck by the PGH »Friedrich Fröbel« Werdau. The wooden toy appeals by its plain and elegant design as well as its high stability and durability.
29 Oct 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design, Günter Höhne, writes for the DDR Museum blog. In this article he is taking a closer look at the original stacking chair model 3101 and its COMEBACK.
27 Sep 2019 by Jörn Kleinhardt
Uniforms, steel helmets, brochures, certificates and pocket calendars are just a few of the many objects from the collection of the DDR Museum that tell the story of the Barracked People's Police (KVP) and its successor, the National People's Army (NVA). Head of collection Jörn Kleinhardt uses historical artefacts to give an overview of the NVA from the beginning to the end of the DDR.
5 Sep 2019 by Admin
Günter Höhne recalls the traffic police, whose members were also colloquially called “white mice” and enjoyed mingling with ordinary citizens. Even with their own souvenirs and giftware.
21 Aug 2019 by Admin
The object of the month August is the 1930 by Maxim Gorky established magazine “UdSSR im Bau” which, in 1950, was renamed “Sowjetunion“. Well preserved issues are rare and constitute a highly informative historical primary source.
20 Jun 2019 by Nic Mattick
Maximilian has been part of the team at DDR Museum since January. He undergoes a two and a half year apprenticeship in the field of leisure and tourism with the focus on visitors relations. We asked Max a few questions.
14 Jun 2019 by Admin
With the Fort Laramie, children could live out their passion that arose with the film adaptation of the Karl May novels in the 60s. Hobby groups of the so-called Indianistik were officially active already from the mid-50s.
22 May 2019 by Admin
The portable television “Combi-Vision 310” wasn't the first of its kind. After the K67 never made it into large-scale production, the TV “Combi-Vision 310” filled a market gap in the DDR.
11 Feb 2019 by Admin
Every month we are introducing a new object of the month. The object of February is a ceramic beer mug from the Tierpark Berlin. A brief history of the Tierpark Berlin is presented by Nina Krasemann.