International Museum Day - 19th of May

For this occasion many Berlin museums open their doors for special tours and activities

May 10th, 2024
Sofiia Bartnovska, News from Berlin
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On the occasion of this worldwide event, which aims to highlight the contributions of museums to society, many Berlin museums open their doors for special tours and activities.

There are many reasons to start a collection - be it scientific curiosity, the claim to preserve cultural assets for posterity or to document developments. At the same time, collecting is one of the oldest passions ofmankind. From the early cabinets of curiosities to princely and private collections to today's museums, museum collections offer exciting insights. No collection is random; each has a history and serves as a bridge between the cultural past and the present.

The aim of International Museum Day is to draw attention to the broad spectrum of museum work and the thematic diversity of the approximately 6,500 museums in Germany. Established in 1977, International Museum Day aims to give museums and their staff around the world the opportunity to work together to highlight the importance of their work as a contribution to cultural and social life.

Recommendations from Berlin Global:

Discover and shape the future - public tour in English
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public tour by VALIE EXPORT, Laia Abril and Aladin Borioli
C/O Berlin
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guidetour: Film history on the go!
Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum of Film and Television
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Guided tour of the permanent exhibition
Museum Lichtenberg in the town house
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Narrative café: Shared memories 1989
Memorial Emergency Room Camp Marienfelde
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Public tour | Revealed. Berlin and its monuments
Zitadelle Spandau

Lyre box concert
Kurt Mühlenhaupt Museum
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"THE END OF COWARDCE" - Scenic reading with texts by the writer Jürgen Fuchs
Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial
5:00 p.m.

Online actions:

A look behind the scenes “Roads not taken”
German Historical Museum

Out and About. Queer visibility in the collection of the Berlinische Galerie
Berlin Gallery

Auidowalk "Get out into the city" Berlin architectures of the 1980s
Berlin Gallery

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