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{Germany} [Probe]Räume at the Märkisches Museum in Berlin

June 19, 2017

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Last month, I was invited by the Stadtmuseum Berlin to the launch of their new exhibition [Probe]Räume at the Märkisches Museum. The museum is preparing to go through a redevelopment, with expected closures from 2020 onwards, and is using the time in the run up to that to experiment with new formats – [Probe]Räume literally means [Rehearsal]Rooms. The exhibition, on the second floor of the museum, revisits the founding principles of the museum of collecting, researching and curating, and reinterprets them for the present day, making […]

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{Germany} Plattenbau Living at the DDR Museum

September 27, 2016

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Last week, I was invited to visit the DDR Museum to view the new extension to their permanent exhibition which recently opened. I’ve written about the DDR Museum before. It’s one of the most popular museums in Berlin, and although it gets a little crowded at weekends, it’s a great museum to visit with kids. Even more so, after the recent changes. Previously, the museum was divided in to two key areas: the everyday side of life in the DDR, and the political side. So what’s […]

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{Germany} Potato Festival at Domäne Dahlem

September 25, 2016

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I’ve mentioned the Domäne Dahlem – an agricultural museum and working form in the South of Berlin – before. Since our move, it’s just an easy door-to-door subway ride away, so we have become more frequent guests over the past year. The highlights are definitely their special seasonal fairs, which take place throughout the year. Just a couple of weeks ago we visited their Medieval Knight Festival, and today we went to see the Potato Festival. Ever since hearing about it, #MuseumBoy has wanted to go […]

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{Germany} The Golem is coming!

September 23, 2016

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  Today, a new temporary exhibition opens at the Jewish Museum Berlin: Golem. I was privileged enough to be invited to a special preview for social media influencers two nights before, and was thoroughly impressed. A golem is a mythological creature from Jewish folklore, usually made from mud or clay, that is brought to life by humans in many stories e.g. through ritual incantations, or specific Hebrew letter combinations. While the intentions are more often than not good, with the Golem intended as companion or […]

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{Germany} Medieval Festival at Domäne Dahlem

September 8, 2016

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Last weekend we visited the Medieval Festival at Berlin’s Domäne Dahlem – after making some quick Knights’ costumes so the boys could dress for the occasion (Edit: You can now find a tutorial for the costumes over at The Bear & The Fox)! It’s just one of the many fantastic annual festivals they host there every year. In the past, we’ve been to their historical funfair, their Christmas market and their Spring festival, and we are looking forward to the potato festival at the end of […]

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Lentil Baths, Water Rockets & Super Heroes – Our Lange Nacht der Museen 2016 Highlights

September 2, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.15 (revisited), 94 & 95 So, it’s taken me a while to download and edit my photos, but I still need to tell you about Berlin’s ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums) that #MuseumBoy and I attended last weekend! He got to choose where we go, and he chose three museums. In fact, he chose the same three museums as last year. But hey, it’s all about having a good time and he clearly knows what he likes. Both years, these […]

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