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MuseumABC – A to E

September 23, 2013

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This week is going to be a little different on Museum Diary. It’s Social Media Week in several cities around the world, including Berlin, so over at Museum140 we’ve been planning a very special project for which we need your help. It’s been a while since we ran a photography based project, so we thought it would be fun to create a visual Museum ABC, with photos to represent each letter of the alphabet. And that’s where you can join in! Throughout Social Media Week, […]

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Every good birthday includes a museum…or two

October 1, 2012

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Pergamon Altar

Well, it won’t surprise you to know that my choice way to spend my birthday and a day off work to boot was visiting museums. This time last year I was on a birthday outing to the Currywurst Museum, whereas this year I was exploring Museum Island with my friend who had come over to visit from Edinburgh. She works for the National Galleries there, so is also a bit of a #museogeek. When we arrived at Museum Island, we were greeted by a lovely […]

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One year Berlin: My favourite museum moments

August 20, 2012

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Exactly one year ago today, #MuseumBaby and I left Edinburgh and stepped on a plane to Berlin (@thingsinjars had already gone ahead 6 weeks before us). To mark the occasion of our first full year in this wonderful city full of museums, I’ve been sharing my favourite Berlin museum moments on Twitter today. I decided to write a bonus post for the blog and sum them all up. So, in reverse order, counting back to my No.1 top Berlin museum moment: No.5: Visiting the Dinosaur […]

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My Top Berlin Museum Recommendations

May 11, 2012

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We’ve only been in Berlin a couple of months (well, coming up for 9 months actually, how time flies!), but already I’ve had at least half a dozen requests from international friends and colleagues for must see museum recommendations. So I don’t need to compile them anew every time someone asks, I thought I’d write a blog post about them and then I can just point people to that! (why didn’t I think of this before?) Please note that I’m only recommending museums I have […]

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Ancient Metropolis in the Digital Age

March 30, 2012

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Ancient Metropolis in the Digital Age

Last week I posted a review of ‘Pergamon. Panorama of the Ancient Metropolis’, currently on show at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In a follow up to this, I want to introduce the ‘Pergamon Poems’ penned by German lyricist Gerhard Falkner, in which he explores the question of what connects the ancient metropolis Pergamon with today’s modern age.  Falkner’s poems are dedicated to the giant frieze on the Pergamon Altar, the highlight of the exhibition. He has tried to capture in words the chaos of […]

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Pergamon. Panorama of the Ancient Metropolis

March 22, 2012

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Family tree of the gods

Anyone who is familiar with Museum Island in Berlin will have noticed, that a further building has joined the museums skyline there since last September. 25 metres tall, the 360° Panorama by Berlin-based artist Yadegar Asisi proudly stands next to the Pergamon Museum as part of the special exhibition ‘Pergamon. Panorama of the Ancient Metropolis’. The unique exhibition invites visitors to travel back in time to the year 129 AD and shows the metropolis in its original splendour. The panoramic view measures just over 100 […]

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