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The Wende Museum in Los Angeles

11 Feb 2015 by Admin
A few weeks ago I presented here the book “Beyond the Wall. Art and Artifacts from the GDR”. The book was published by the Wende Museum in LA and so I started some research. I want to know what a museum this is that so far away from Germany and the Eastern bloc deals with the artifacts and the history of these countries.
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Review

“Beyond the Wall. Art and Artifacts from the GDR”

14 Jan 2015 by Admin
It’s once again time to present you here an English book about the GDR. Today it’s a very special one. Not only the content but also the size and the layout are something special. It is the biggest book out of our library and the one with the most pictures. And, I think, it’s one of the most expensive ones, too. On 904 pages you can see in this book 2500 artifacts, design pieces and everyday objects from the East German Collection of the “Wende Museum” in Los Angeles.  
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The Cold War Museum in Virginia (USA)

11 Sep 2014 by Admin
In Germany you can find a lot of museums which deal with the topic Cold War and the division into the two blocs. Besides that there are a lot online offers in German regarding this topic, too. But not only in Germany there is a deep interest in that topic. Some miles away, across the pond, you can find a museum which handled the topic Cold War.
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Team

Interview „6 questions to“… Robert Rückel, Managing Director & Curator

30 Apr 2014 by Melanie Alperstaedt
In our series “6 questions to…” we regularly present you a colleague of the DDR Museum or the DDR Restaurant Domklause. This time I spoke with Robert Rückel, Managing Director & Curator of the DDR Museum.
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Exhibition

“Overtake Without Catching Up”

24 Jul 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Because of being one of the most interactive museums in the world, our visitors will find a variety of interactive games inside of exhibition. In the future I would like to introduce one of them at irregular intervals. Until now, I never had the time to play all the games! This is why I am looking forward to try out the games unhasty.
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Retrospect

The DDR Museum’s birthday!

19 Jul 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Exactly six years and four days ago the DDR Museum opened! This might not be such a long time for a museum but since I am one of the very first employees at the museum, this is an opportunity to look back at my personal highlights.
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Exhibition

Christmas at the DDR Museum!

1 Dec 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Meanwhile, we have also arrived at Advent season. It has become ourtradition at Christmas time to equip a showcase anew and have our own Christmas tree in the exhibition!
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VIP

Culture State Minister visited the DDR Museum

6 May 2011 by Admin
Yesterday, Culture state minister Bern Neumann visited the DDR Museum. He took a tour through the exhibition with the director, Mr. Robert Rückel (on the left) and the historian in chief, Dr. Stefan Wolle (on the right).
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News

We opened the new exhibition and the new restaurant Domklause

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...
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News

New pictures and very important news...

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. :)
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News

Step by step…

10 Sep 2010 by Admin
...we are getting closer to the opening of the new exhibition and restaurant space.
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Eshibition

We proudly present: Our new Bookcase!

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.
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News

Our new Volvo arrived yesterday!

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.
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Exhibition

My first visit of the future exhibition space!

27 Jul 2010 by Admin
Today I had the first possibility to see the future exhibition and restaurant space, after my stay abroad.
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Retrospect

We Enjoy our 3rd Birthday!

14 Jul 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
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.
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