Tag Archives: Museum Europäischer Kulturen

{Germany} Sterne Über Bethanien

December 20, 2013

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Only a few more sleeps to go until Christmas. Museum Diary will be taking a little break over the holidays, but before I sign off I wanted to share a very special exhibition with you, which is seasonally quite fitting. The focal point of “Sterne über Bethanien” at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen is the fabulous nativity scene from the Deaconesses’ Home Bethanien in Berlin Kreuzberg. Measuring over 4 metres wide in total, and with over 60 beautifully carved figurines, the nativity scene tells the story of […]

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A Very Merry Museum Christmas

December 24, 2012

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It’s Christmas!! Well, it is in Germany at least, elsewhere in the world you may still need to wait another day to open your pressies ;-) Before heading off into the Christmas holidays and a well deserved blogging break, I wanted to leave you with a seasonally inspired post, and I have just the perfect thing for you! The Museum Europäischer Kulturen (Museum of European Cultures) here in Berlin is currently showing an exhibition of around 100 Christmas Pyramids from their rich collection. Dating back […]

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Tarantula Garganica

August 29, 2012


In Monday’s summary of my Lange Nacht der Museen highlights, I mentioned a band that was playing at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, that were so good their music sent shivers down my spine. Well, here is a short clip of the amazing Tarantula Garganica, whose spirited music got people dancing up and down the aisles. If you ever get the chance to see these guys performing live, you should definitely go!   Related posts you might like:

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31. Lange Nacht der Museen Highlights

August 27, 2012


As I mentioned last week, this past Saturday was the 31. Lange Nacht der Museen in Berlin. Over 100 museums took part, and were open from 6pm in the evening until 2am in the morning. I was taking part in a double capacity. Officially, I wasn’t working and there on my own time, but as the National Museums in Berlin, whom I work for, joined Twitter on Friday (you can find them at @smbmuseum) I was sending some ‘live’ tweets throughout the night. Therefore I […]

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