33rd Long Night of Museums in Berlin.
Young Wild Ones and Old Masters
Saturday, 31 August 2013, 6 pm till 2 am
On 31st of August, 95 museums and cultural institutions will once again invite visitors to explore their exhibitions and collections at night. This year’s Long Night of Museums comes under the banner „Young Wild Ones - Old Masters“, The currently much debated relationship between the generations is being mirrored in many of Berlin’s collections. From Hebe, the antique goddess of the youth to the hippie culture and dispute in royal families - the Long Night of Museums promises to exhibit a wide and very enjoyable array of aspects of the changing relationship between Young and Old.
To name a few highlights: In the Gemäldegalerie, a plastic sergeant will hold a lecture about Cranach‘s Jungbrunnen and young beauties in the artworks of old masters. The Hanf Museum, which deals with the use of cannabis in the 1968- generation and the courses of life of the former hash-smoking rebels, will welcome Green Party politician Christian Ströbele as a guest. And in the exhibition „Topography of Terror“, historicists Wolfgang and Angelika Benz (father and daughter) will discuss the question whether the Nazi accession to power could have been the expression of a generational conflict.
Furthermore, gamers of the “SeniorenComputerClub” will present their games at the Museum for Computer Games and invite visitors to join in. The Schlüterhof will be transformed into a breakdance stage by the dancers of the Flying Steps Academy and Eleven Berlin State Ballet School will perform at Bode-Museum.
But not only that, all other museums and collections also offer a great mixture of exhibitions, guided tours, concerts, readings and dance, workshops, games as well as interactive programmes for families.
For the first time this year, all museums around the Schloss Charlottenburg are taking part, among them the recently extended Museum Berggruen and the Bröhan Museum.
Central meeting point on the night of the 31st is the Lustgarten in front of the Altes Museum. On the steps of the museum, Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit will start off the Long Night at 6 pm. For the opening, visitors will be able to enjoy a performance by traditional Gegants (giants) from Montblanc in Katalonia, whilst young Berlin artists are creating a huge communal piece of graffiti-art directly in front of Altes Museum.
As in previous years, all participating museums, collections and cultural institutions are connected by a comfortable shuttle bus service that will run on seven different routes. Six routes start and end at Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, the seventh covers Berlin’s South (origin and final destination: Berlin’s planetarium).
The full and current programme can be found online about 6 weeks prior to the event at www.lange-nacht-der-museen.de.
Starting on 5th of August, tickets can be bought online at www.museumsportal-berlin.de, at any of the participating museums and institutions, at S-Bahn and BVG and all authorized ticket agencies (18€/12€, children under twelve years: free entry).
The “Kombiticket” includes access to all participating institutions as well as the usage of the shuttle bus service and the BVG public transport (area Berlin ABC).
The Long Night of Museums is a joint event of Berlin’s museums and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, presented by Werther’s.
Abguss-Sammlung Antiker Plastik | Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz | Alte Nationalgalerie | Altes Museum (Antikensammlung) | Anne Frank Zentrum | Anti-Kriegs-Museum | Archenhold-Sternwarte | asisi Panometer Berlin | Bauhaus-Archiv/ Museum für Gestaltung | Berliner Dom | Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité | Berliner Planetarium und Sternwarte Wilhelm Foerster | Berliner Rathaus | Berliner Unterwelten e.V. / Mutter-Kind-Bunker Fichtestraße | Berliner Waldmuseum mit Waldschule Grunewald | Berlinische Galerie. Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur | Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 | BlackBox Kalter Krieg | Bode-Museum (Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Münzkabinett) | Bröhan-Museum. Landesmuseum für Jugendstil, Art Deco und Funktionalismus (1889-1939) | Brücke-Museum Berlin | Computerspielemuseum | Dalí – Die Ausstellung am Potsdamer Platz | DDR Museum | Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas | Deutsche Bank KunstHalle |Deutsches Blinden-Museum | Deutsches Historisches Museum | Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors | Energie-Museum Berlin | Erinnerungsstätte Notaufnahmelager Marienfelde | Ethnologisches Museum | Feuerwehrmuseum Berlin | FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum | Filmakademie Kelle | Galerie Parterre | Gaslicht-Kultur e.V. | Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen | Gemäldegalerie | Georg Kolbe Museum | Hanf Museum Berlin | Haus am Lützowplatz | Haus am Waldsee | Humboldt-Box | Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut | Industriesalon Schöneweide | Jüdisches Museum Berlin | Jugend Museum | Keramik-Museum Berlin | Knoblauchhaus | KPM Welt der Königlichen Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin | Kunstbibliothek | Kupferstichkabinett | Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin | Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee | MACHmit! Museum für Kinder | Märkisches Museum | Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie | Mitte Museum | MocTa - Museum of contemporary TrashArt | Mori-Ôgai-Gedenkstätte | Museum Berggruen | Museum Blindenwerkstatt Otto Weidt | Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Museum der Staatlichen Münze Berlin | Museum der Unerhörten Dinge | Museum Europäischer Kulturen | Museum für Asiatische Kunst | Museum für Film und Fernsehen - Deutsche Kinemathek | Museum Generation 13 | Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus | Museum Neukölln | Museum Pankow | Musikinstrumenten-Museum | Nikolaikirche | Puppentheater-Museum Berlin | Ramones Museum Berlin | Rathaus Schöneberg, Ausstellung "Wir waren Nachbarn" | Rixdorfer Schmiede | Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg | Schloss Britz | Schloss Charlottenburg | Schwules Museum | Science Center Berlin | Skateboard Museum | St. Marienkirche | The Kennedys | Tränenpalast | Vivantes, Ausstellung "totgeschwiegen" | Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge | Zeiss-Großplanetarium | Zille Museum | Zoo-Aquarium Berlin | 7xjung, Die Ausstellung von "Gesicht zeigen!"
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The Long Night of Museums
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.