21 Feb 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It isn`t that easy to find an interesting documentary, movie or book about the German Democrativ Republic in English. Therefore I would like to recommand you two english movies about the live in the GDR.
31 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Long Night of the Museums started at 6 pm. During the eight hours, we had 4849 visitors! We are very happy about that, even if we did not hold our record of nearly 6000 visitors in 8 hours. We do not need to be sad, because there are always less visitors in winter.
17 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
2010 was a very successful year for the DDR Museum: We doubled the exhibition space, opened a new restaurant and had 10 percent more visitors than in 2009! Now, we look forward to 2011 :)
17 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Mr. Mueller-Stahl was born in Tilsit and grew up in the German Democratic Republic. There he started his career as an actor. Later he became famous in reunified Germany and in the USA. He played in many German films, but also in successfull movies made in Hollywood. Just have a look!
3 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Greg Gutfeld is a well known host of the TV show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. He visited Berlin over Thanksgiving and calles the DDR Museum in his blog and in his show "the high point" of his visit. If you like, you can read it for yourself here...
10 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yesterday was the 21st jubilee of the fall of the Wall in 1989. Im my opinion, it was high time for a special place in Berlin, which has a name like "Platz des 9. November 1989". This day was so important for so many people in Germany and it changed so many lives!
3 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Sibylle Bergemann was born in 1941 and was a well known photographer in the GDR and in the reunified Germany. Her pictures were published in the GDR fashion magazin Sibylle, in the magazin Magazin and were shown in several exhibitions. In 1990 she was one of the co-founders of the famous photographers agency Ostkreuz. Since 1994, she was a member of the renowned Akademie der Künste.
20 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Goethe-Institut in New York organises a contest for schools in the U.S. and in Canada. This contest is based on a video about Germany 20 years after the reunification. It is in English or in French and you will see the DDR Museum and a short interview with the director Robert Rückel in the video.
14 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Of course, the opening involved hard work for the team. Nevertheless, we all celebrated the opening of the new part of the exhibition. Therefore I would like to show you some pictures of us!
12 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The last few days were turbulent! The daily routine was influenced by working on the exhibition, press events, preparations for the opening celebration, the opening party itself, excitement and unrest. Slowly, the calm comes back...
27 Sep 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It gets more and more difficult to find pictures, which do not give to much away. But I have good news for you: The DDR Museum opens it`s new exhibition space on the 10th of October! After 10 am, you have the chance to get a picture of the exhibition yourself. :)
21 Sep 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommend you an article, published on the website of the Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcaster. You get informed about the fact, that only few of the inportant former GDR civil-rights activists and dissidents are in the German parliament ("Bundestag") nowadays.
26 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Because of our visitors suggestions, we built a new bookcase for our theme area "Culture". Inside, the visitor finds interesting or popular GDR literature. Of course, you are allowed to touch or read the books.
12 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I would like to show you some pictures of our new Volvo! It was a state carriage in the GDR and was restored during the last months. It will be an exhibit in our new exhibition and like the Trabi, the visitors are allowed to touch it and to get in.
6 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommand you an interesting review of a book by Mary Fulbrook. The author of the review, Neil Davenport, read the book and tells us, what he thinks about it.