Berlin’s Museums invigorate their joint appearance.
The next Long Night of Museums will take place on May 17, 2014.
Berlin’s Long Night of the Museums is becoming even more attractive. The museums, castles, and memorials in Berlin have come together to produce one large festival event that will take place once a year. The Long Night of Museums that has taken place since 1997-it was invented first in Berlin and then frequently copied- will now take place on the night before International Museum Day in May. On the 17th and 18th of May 2014, the famous Berlin museum landscape will present an entire weekend with special programs and attractions.
The Long Night of Museums in Berlin
Ambitious events that can pay for themselves over time without subsidies, delight a loyal base of followers and enjoy extensive media coverage are rare; even rarer are those that, in the process, successfully intertwine high culture with events in an experience-oriented fashion. The Long Night of Museums in Berlin is such an event.
Over the course of thirty-one Long Nights, what originated as a small but wonderful idea has grown into a city wide, major event that has become a part of Berlin in the same way the Fernsehturm and Kudamm are and one that continues to amaze. Twice a year, nearly one hundred Berlin museums, collections, archives, memorial sites and exhibition halls open their doors until midnight. The landscape of museums, across an area of 400 km², shows its rich diversity during these unusual hours. Various shuttle bus routes connect the participating institutions. The Berlin Long Night continues to develop its magical appeal. The capital city, accustomed to world-class events, continues to throw itself into the fray of museums just as enthusiastically as its guests - the locals often outweigh them in numbers.
More than 5 million visits from over a million tickets sold have been counted since 1997. The average ticket holder manages to visit five museums during the night. All ages can be found among the visitors, as well as passionate museum-goers, who take part in the Long Night with special delight as it is a good opportunity to visit new venues. Museum visits are generally made with company - only 1 in 10 visits are made alone - thus making the communal experience during the Long Night highly regarded by everyone. Moreover, the Long Night is a family event and museums are always striving to create new age-specific attractions for young people. Special programmes, guided tours and interactive workshops create a sense of adventure around visiting museums.
The Long Night of Museums – a joint event between Berlin museums and Kulturprojekte Berlin – takes place twice a year, always on the last Saturday of Winter and then once in August. Since 2006, the state—owned, not-for-profit organisation, Kulturprojekte Berlin, has been responsible for the overall coordination of the event, including press and PR management, marketing and advertising, as well as the organization of all the infrastructure and logistics, from the shuttle bus service to the visitor service.
Participating Institutions for the Long Night of Museums
Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik | Altes Museum | Anne Frank Zentrum | Anti-Kriegs-Museum | asisi Panometer Berlin | Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung | Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité | Berliner Rathaus | Berliner U-Bahn-Museum | Berliner Unterwelten e.V. - Geschichtsspeicher Fichtebunker | Berlinische Galerie | Bernhard-Heiliger-Stiftung | Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 | BlackBox Kalter Krieg | Bode-Museum | Brücke Museum | Centrum Judaicum – Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin | Computerspielemuseum | Dalí - Die Ausstellung am Potsdamer Platz | DDR Museum | Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas | Deutsche Bank KunstHalle | Deutsches Blinden-Museum | Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin | Deutsches Historisches Museum | Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors | Ephraim Palais | FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum | Gaslicht-Kultur e.V. | Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen | Gemäldegalerie (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) | Georg Kolbe Museum | Hanf Museum Berlin | Humboldt-Box | Jüdisches Museum Berlin | Jugend Museum | Keramik-Museum Berlin | Knoblauchhaus | Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM) | Kunstbibliothek | Kupferstichkabinett | Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee | MACHmit! Museum für Kinder | Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie | me Collectors Room/Stiftung Olbricht | Mendelssohn-Remise | Mori-Ogai-Gedenkstätte | Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Museum der Staatlichen Münze Berlin | Museum der Unerhörten Dinge | Museum für Kommunikation Berlin | Museum für Naturkunde | Museum in der Kulturbrauerei | Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge | Museum Pankow | Neue Nationalgalerie | Neues Museum | Nikolaikirche | Pergamonmuseum | Planetarium am Insulaner und Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte | Polizeihistorische Sammlung | Ramones Museum Berlin | Rixdorfer Schmiede | Schloss Charlottenburg | Schwules Museum | Science Center Berlin | Stasi. Die Ausstellung zur DDR-Staatssicherheit | Stasimuseum Berlin | St. Marienkirche | St. Matthäus-Kirche | The Kennedys | Tieranatomisches Theater | Trabi Museum Berlin | Vivantes – Ausstellung »totgeschwiegen« | Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge | Zille Museum | Zoo-Aquarium Berlin
Participating Institutions for International Museum Day
Alliierten Museum | Berliner Walsmuseum mit Waldschule Grunewald | Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst | Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide | Energie-Museum Berlin | Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde | Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz | Industriesalon Schöneweide | Museen Dahlem | Schloss Köpenick | Stadtgeschichtliches Museum in Spandau | Tauchermuseum Grünau | Vivantes
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