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{Germany} Behind the Scenes at the MfK Berlin Depot

August 24, 2015

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After an involuntary yet semi-self-imposed summer break (we didn’t manage to sort out internet at our new apartment in time), Museum Diary is now reconnected and back on track! Just in time for Berlin’s up-coming annual ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums). As a precursor to the night itself, I was invited by Livekritik last week to take part in an exclusive tour of the Museum für Kommunikation’s Berlin depot, one of a series of depot tours organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin’s ‘Lange Nacht’ […]

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Telephones are still better than robots.

October 14, 2013

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I just love the fact that on the weekends, when you ask #MuseumBaby “Shall we go out somewhere?” he’ll happily shout out “Yeah! Museum!” (usually followed by “Auto!”, but luckily there are several museums with cars in Berlin). And it was no different this past weekend. But first, of course, as for any good museum visit, he had to get his cool on! About 18 months ago, I took #MuseumBaby to visit the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin for the first time (easily identifiable by all […]

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Don’t forget to look up!

June 12, 2013

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Writing about the painted ceilings at Schloss Köpenick got me thinking about other museums I’ve been to where it’s worth while to remember looking up. Sometimes it’s because there’s an exciting exhibit you may otherwise miss, such as this painted ceiling from Rossend Castle at the National Museum of Scotland, Brachiosaurus head at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, or a whole swarm of floating heads at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow. But quite often it’s the museum buildings themselves that will make […]

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Museums – the latest in Fashion

January 21, 2013

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Last week was Berlin Fashion Week. Something that’s not hugely on my radar, I have to admit, but throw museums in to the equation and it’s a whole different story. I won some tickets to attend the Fashion Bridge Gala Show at the Museum für Kommunikation, so last Friday night you could find me sitting by the catwalk in the museum’s foyer where robots usually roam to greet the visitors. The Fashion Bridge is an international festival that brings together talented young fashion professional from […]

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Do It Yourself: Die Mitmach-Revolution

October 3, 2012

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DIY. I think almost everyone knows what those letters stand for. And yet “do it yourself” has come to mean so many different things. In Germany, there is currently a travelling exhibition dedicated to the topic. It was conceived at the Museum für Kommunikation in Frankfurt, where it started its tour in August 2011. From there it carried on to the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin in March of this year and ran until September. Of course, I left it until the very last minute […]

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31. Lange Nacht der Museen Highlights

August 27, 2012

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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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