Tweetup at the Kupferstichkabinett


On Wednesday 2 April, the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) would like to invite you to a Tweetup in the exhibition "Arcadia - Paradise on Paper - Landscape and Myth in Italy".

Arcadia, the mythical land written about for centuries in verse, is an earthly paradise, an idyllic place where shepherds live in utter harmony with nature. The focus of the exhibition is on Italy from the mid-15th century to the early 17th, the era of Botticelli, Parmigianino, Campagnola, and Guercino. The scenes of paradise on paper stretch to some 100 works that present the rich spectrum of this subject. The landscape images of ideal beauty and a mystical, mythical existence are suffused by an intimate closeness to nature and divine sensual enchantment.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, a museum Tweetup is basically a meetup, usually a guided tour, where the participants give a running commentary on Twitter with their impressions, photographs etc. Other Twitter users can join in online, e.g. by tweeting in questions. Everyone uses the same hashtag to keep the discussion together. The hashtag for this tweetup is #MuseUp (from museum + tweetup). You can follow the Staatliche Museen on Twitter at @smbmuseum.

When: Wednesday 2 April, 6pm - 7:30pm

Where: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin - meeting point is in the foyer of the Kupferstichkabinett, please enter via the side entrance through the Kunstbibliothek. The Kupferstichkabinett is located on the 2nd floor of the building.

Public Transport: U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz), S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz), Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)

How: Attendance is free but ticketed, so please sign up via Eventbrite. The event is free of charge, the only requirement is that you have a Twitter account. Participants are asked to bring their own smartphone (or other device) to join in the tweeting.