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Exhibition

The Bathroom: The perspective of the curator

17 Jan 2017 by Elke Sieber
As a curator, I would like to give you some insights into the bathroom of our museum’s Plattenbau apartment today.
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Exhibition

The Garage: The Idea

14 Dec 2016 by Sören Marotz
When we decided to portray the private life in the DDR in the form of a newly built flat of the WBS 70 type it was soon obvious that we wanted to add some sort of haven outside of the 4 Plattenbau walls.
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Collection

Presenting DDR-clothes from the collection

7 Dec 2016 by Maria Bartholomäus
The collection department of the DDR Museum has recently acquired professional equipment for the documentation of textiles. The seven figurines are essential for an authentic representation of clothes and are therefore contributing to the quality of our object photographs.
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Exhibition

The children’s bedroom: Introduction

2 Nov 2016 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Welcome to our new blog series, in which we will introduce each room of our new permanent exhibition for an entire month. Once a week, different staff members who took part in the creation of the exhibition will approach the rooms from their specific professional points of view. In September we have already been talking about the kitchen, in October the focus was on the living room. In November we will be talking about the children’s room which is part of our WBS 70 Plattenbau apartment.
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Exhibition

Everyday life in the Plattenbau – new exhibition part at the DDR Museum

7 Sep 2016 by Elke Sieber
Finally, the time had come during the Long Night of the Museums on August 27th, 2016: The DDR Museum opened the doors to the new exhibition part which had been developed and planned for the past 1 ½ years.
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Behind the Scenes

Not only work for the curators: How do I plan an exhibition?

1 Jun 2016 by Maria Bartholomäus
To design an exhibition in a museum is a highly complex process. Many different staff members are involved – the maintenance man, colleagues who are working at the cashier's desk, as well as the curators. The DDR Museum is currently working on a new part of its permanent exhibition – find out more about it here. In the following text I would like to give you a little insight into what it takes to plan a new exhibition!
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News

News from the Construction Site

25 May 2016 by Maria Bartholomäus
The preparations for our new permanent exhibition are coming along with high speed. Already since the beginning of 2016, a new exhibition space is being realized within our museum. Additionally to the already existing two parts of our permanent exhibition, a third exhibition part will offer even more information for our visitors about everyday life in the GDR.
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News

The “DDR-Restaurant Domklause” closes

20 Mar 2015 by Admin
Some decisions are difficult, above all the necessary ones. Since 2010 we have attended to the idea of a “DDR-Restaurant” and now we have to confess, that the running of a restaurant requires too much capacities. The preservation and the imparting of history are our core tasks as a museum. All other projects have to subordinate themselves to this goal.
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News

A Trabi goes on a big trip

9 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The second day of the refurbishments has begun. Overnight, a lot has happened, for instance the furniture from the till area has gone and many things are now covered for protection.
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Retrospect

504,564 people visited the DDR Museum in 2012

7 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Since the opening of our museum in Summer 2006, we have been counting our visitors and the number of visitors has increased every year!
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Retrospect

The DDR Museum was the 5th most visited museum in Berlin in 2011!

11 Dec 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Friday, the senate of Berlin published the numbers of the most visited museums and memorial places in Berlin. We have achieved to become number 5 on the list by welcoming 493,129 visitors in 2011.
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News

Today, we welcomed our 2.000.000th visitor!

28 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yes, we were a littlebit excited: We waited for the 2.000.000th visitor for some days, but this morning we knew: He or she will come today!
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Award

We are nominated for the „European Museum of the Year Award“!

8 Dec 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today started with good news! The DDR Museum with its second permanent exhibition is nominated again for the "European Museum of the Year Award" and of course, the joy is great! This nomination is a particular praise to all of us who worked so hard last year to implement the extension of the DDR Museum and the new permanent exhibition's concept.
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Exhibition

A lot of Drawers were modified!

16 Jun 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
During two nights, we modified some drawers inside the old exhibition. It took 10 Peole and a lot of hours to achieve what we set out to do. This was hard work, and we would like to thank all involved!
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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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Retrospect

439.915 visitors in 2010!

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 :)
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Press

Greg Gutfeld, the host of “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” visited the DDR Museum

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...
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Team

The team celebrated the opening, too!

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!
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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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