Tag Archives: MuseUp

“A Visit to the Depot” – Tweetup at the Medical History Museum

August 16, 2013


Earlier this week, I took part in yet another museum tweetup (#MuseUp), this time at the Medical History Museum here in Berlin. I’ve written in detail about the museum before, and although it didn’t make my Top 5 list for Berlin, it’s definitely in my Top 10 and got a mention in my recent Berlin Museum City Guide. This visit was extra special though, because we got a guided tour around the museum from the director himself, Prof. Thomas Schnalke, and in the context of […]

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“No one has any intention of building a wall!”

June 26, 2013


Today I have something pretty special to share with you. Exactly 50 years ago, John F. Kennedy gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech to demonstrate US support for a divided Berlin, 22 months after East Germany had erected the Berlin Wall. To mark the occasion, Museum140 and Berlin based organisation asisi, which specialises in creating 360° historical panoramas, organised a MuseUp together last night at the Berlin panorama “Die Mauer” (Engl: The Wall). Located at Checkpoint Charlie, the panorama depicts a divided Berlin […]

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Zerstörte Vielfalt – Diversity Destroyed

March 18, 2013

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In Berlin, 2013 is running under the theme “Zerstörte Vielfalt” (Engl: Diversity Destroyed), due to the 80th anniversary of the Nazis gaining power in 1933, and 75th anniversary of the November Pogrom in 1938 (also known as the Crystal Night or Night of Broken Glass). Several exhibitions and events are taking place around Berlin throughout the year, to commemorate the diversity of society in the world metropole Berlin, and its destruction by the Nazi regime. The winter edition of Berlin’s Long Night of Museums, which […]

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