A Music Museum for Berlin

We want to estab­lish a muse­um that deals with the musi­cal life of our city in histo­ry and presence. 

The museum is supposed to:
  • appeal to a broad spec­trum of the local popu­la­ti­on, and at the same time form a tou­rist attraction
  • break new grounds in the pre­sen­ta­ti­on of his­to­ri­cal music
  • reach citi­zen par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on by coope­ra­ti­on with cul­tu­ral orga­niza­ti­ons, artists and other Berliners
The following tasks should be linked:
  • rese­arch, docu­men­ta­ti­on, archiving
  • exhi­bi­ti­ons, inter­ac­ti­ve sound museum
  • lec­tures, dis­cus­sions, concerts

Ber­lin has no insti­tu­ti­on that deals spe­ci­fi­cal­ly with the histo­ry of the local musi­cal life. Some aspects of the Ber­lin music histo­ry were never suf­fi­ci­ent­ly docu­men­ted, and of the few mate­ri­al a lot was lost in the wars. Now threa­tens even the loss of many pri­va­te coll­ec­tions, such as the fami­ly archi­ve of an ope­ra­tor of the gar­den stages of the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, and the sound archi­ve of an eth­no­mu­si­co­lo­gist who has stu­di­ed the deve­lo­p­ments of Tur­ki­sh Music in Ber­lin for four deca­des. The pro­po­sed muse­um should find and save such mate­ri­al, ana­ly­ze it and pre­sent it to the public. Espe­ci­al­ly it should illus­tra­te the inter­ac­tions bet­ween music and the spi­rit of the ages, music and poli­tics that par­ti­cu­lar­ly in Ber­lin were often most noticeable.

To intro­du­ce our con­cerns to the public, we plan the exhi­bi­ti­on “Ber­lin song from 1871 to 1933. From the back­yard to the caba­ret”. The­r­e­fo­re we need some sup­port like help with fund­rai­sing, fin­ding rooms etc.

Join us! Support us by doing voluntary work, supplying us with work space or donations.

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