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Long Night of the Museums

31 Aug 2016 by Maria Bartholomäus
Last Saturday, the DDR Museum opened its doors until the small hours: Our institution was one of the 77 museums in Berlin which took part in the 36th Long Night of the Museums and greeted a total of 28.000 guests – 5400 of which visited our museum. Just like the many years before, we offered quite a diverse framework program and the special atmosphere of the late summer night made the event quite memorable!
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Press conference for the opening of the new exhibition „Everyday life in the Plattenbau”

24 Aug 2016 by Maria Bartholomäus
Last Friday, August 19th 2016, a press conference took place at the DDR Museum on behalf of the opening of the new permanent exhibition on August 27th 2016, in the context of the Lange Nacht der Museen in Berlin. The long period of preparation is now almost over and we are looking forward to show even more of a hands-on experience of history on additional 270m²!
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Theo Tintenklecks, spook at the museum and many visitors at the Long Night of Museums

2 Sep 2015 by Maria Bartholomäus
Last Saturday, many things were going on at the DDR Museum late at night: On the occasion of the 35th Long Night of Museums in Berlin theDDR Museum opened its gates between 6pm and 2am, of course along with an interesting program for our guests!
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GDR and no ending? Discussion with Jens Schöne and Stefan Wolle

19 Aug 2015 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yesterday evening our guest was historian Jens Schöne, who just published his newest work „Die DDR. Eine Geschichte des Arbeiter- und Bauernstaates“ ("The GDR. A history of the state of workers and peasants") at the Berlin Story publishing company, which offers an overall view of the GDR era. The book is also available in English („The GDR“), which unfortunately is still a rare fact considering the existing literature about the GDR. The book is very popular in our museum store, especially the English version is highly demanded by our interested international visitors.
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Playing History – Games as a means for the transport of knowledge

5 Aug 2015 by Maria Bartholomäus
There have always been games, in every region of the world as well as within every cultural group – even outside of the nursery. Especially complex parlor games which demand logic, creativity and endurance, are highly popular among the youth as well as adults. Among them are Michael Geithner, Social Media Manager at the DDR Museum Berlin and Martin Thiele, a scientist in the field of media from Berlin. The two game researchers and developers gave a talk about imitated games during the GDR and the fascination about this cultural phenomenon at the visitor centre of the DDR Museum.
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„The Decision“ – a series of events

2 Oct 2014 by Admin
The 9th of November is this year talked of. No surprise, because the Fall of the Wall celebrates this year its silver jubilee.
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The 32nd Lange Nacht der Museen

19 Mar 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Already shortly before 6pm, the first visitors waited impatiently with their tickets of the Lange Nacht der Museen ("Long Night of the Museums"). I can understand that - everyone who wants to visit several museums that night, has a tight schedule!
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The new program of events has been published today!

17 Dec 2012 by Admin
Maybe some of you know it already: the programme of events of the DDR Museum is published every three months. Today, the new events for January until March have been published.
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"Third Generation East"

22 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
On 17 October 2012 the authors Andrea Backhaus, Anja Goernitz and Stephanie Maiwald led an event in our Visitor Centre. After a short documentary giving an introduction to the subject matter, our visiting speakers read excerpts from their recently published book, Third Generation East.
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Long Night of the Museums – Winter wonderland and feel-good atmosphere

3 Feb 2012 by Admin
Last Saturday, the 30th Lange Nacht der Museen („Long Night of the Museums") took place. In spite of freezing temperatures and onset of winter we opened our museum until 2.00am again this year. Many night owls who are interested in culture took the opportunity to visit the Berlin museums at a late hour and to get an impression of how the different institutions presented themselves.
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Long Night of the Museums: Lipsi, GDR-Cocktails and lots of music!

26 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Tomorrow evening Die Lange Nacht der Museen ("The Long Night of the Museums") starts at 6 pm. Until 2 am it will be absolutely busting at the museum. Surely, we always have many visitors but Die Lange Nacht der Museen is always something very special for everyone.
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MEET Berlin - Events at the DDR Museum

19 Aug 2011 by Admin
Yesterday was a very special day for us: In the course of the event MEET Berlin we welcomed event managers, organization professionals and travel agencies from all over Germany. They had the opportunity to learn about the DDR Museum as an event location and find out more about the services we offer.
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The Pictures of the Honecker Lawsuit

8 Jun 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Marina Prüfer was the court sketch artist of the Honecker lawsuit. Yesterday, she presented her artworks for the first time to the public. She talked about her own experiences in the German Democratic Republic and her escape, which she proceeded with her son, from the socialistic dictatorship to Switzerland. After the changes in 1989, she aplied as a court sketch artist for the Honecker lawsuit.
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The 28th Long Night of the Museums: We had 4849 visitors in 8 hours!

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.
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Culture meets Cocktails - The "Lange Nacht der Museen"

27 Aug 2010 by Admin
A truly indispensable item on the agenda of the Berliner Kultursommer is imminent: The 27th Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums).
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The DDR Museum was one of the most visited museums during the Long Night of the Museums!

4 Mar 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Do you know the Long Night of The Museums? It is a very special evening, because a lot of museums open untill 2 a.m.. So do we, two times a year.
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Berlin’s 25th Long Night of the Museums

1 Sep 2009 by Admin
The Long Night of the Museums has long been a highlight in the Berlin calendar, attracting a loyal following of locals, as well as visitors from all corners of the globe.
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Sandmann lecture at the DDR Museum

26 Aug 2009 by Admin
Yesterday's evening was characterized bay the famous and popular Sandmann. Dr. Volker Petzold. Author of the book „The big East-West Sandman encyclopedia" (German edition), abducted the audience into the world of the "phenomenon sandman" and he described the background and history of this "interesting, media-historical character".
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The Blues Mass was a success!

21 Jul 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Hollys Blues Band played an amazing concert, Dirk Moldt and Bernd Schröder commemorated old times and the rapper Prinz Pi enthused hundrets of young people!
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Meeting of the participators of the "Long Night of the Museums"

13 May 2009 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yesterday, I went to a meeting of the participating museums on the Long Night of the Museums. It was very interesting, but also very difficult to make decisions, because so many people have so many different interests!
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