Callout for Contributions to the Exhibition “Re-United – An Exhibition Featuring Your Museum Memories”

07.09.2021

With the 30th anniversary of the reunification of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (1992) approaching, a callout is being launched. The memories and stories of museum-goers will be presented as part of an outdoor exhibition in  late summer 2022.

For over 40 years, Berlin was home to “twin museums”, with extensive collections in the East and the West of the city. In some cases, the collections even bore the same names. As a result of wartime relocations and the political division of the city in the wake of the Second World War, Berlin’s museums were also divided up. While Germany itself was reunited in 1990, the formal reunification of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin did not take place until two years later.

30 Years Re-United: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

To mark the 30th anniversary of this event, a cross-institutional project team consisting of staff from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz is developing a participatory exhibition to be held at various locations throughout the city (scheduled to open in late summer 2022). The focus will be on museum-goers’ personal stories and memories of this eventful time around 1992.

Be Part of the Exhibition!

Do you remember the divided museums and their reunification? Do you even have a souvenir from that time? An old photo from a school excursion to the Dahlem museums or a ticket from a family trip to the Museumsinsel? Our anniversary exhibition celebrating 30 years since the reunification of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (1992) focuses on your perspectives. Get in touch and share your story!

What was the first museum or artwork you visited in the reunified museums and what has changed for you since then? Send us an email to: erinnerungen@smb.spk-berlin.de. Feel free to send us photos or ask questions and please remember to leave your contact information.

Please send postal submissions to the following address:

Institut für Museumsforschung
In der Halde
D-14195 Berlin

Important Information

Texts, photos or videos submitted anonymously or otherwise to the email address erinnerungen@smb.spk-berlin.de will be viewed by the project team and, after receiving the sender’s written consent, will be used within the context of the exhibition project.