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In My View: Kaey | Museum Ephraim-Palais

As a trans* activist, performer and drag queen, Kaey regularly performs on Berlin’s stages. Kaey has also delighted audiences at the Museum Ephraim-Palais: on the admission-free museum sunday, she read children’s books with a lot of fun and good humour as part of the “Drag Story Hour” in the “BerlinZEIT” exhibition.

Helga Goetze

Many Berliners still remember her provocative actions in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the TU Berlin: Helga Goetze (1922-2008) was an artist, writer, poet and political activist whose life was just as multifaceted as her practice. It was also characterised by duality: Goetze was a housewife who found her personal and artistic calling later in life, yet never referred to herself an artist.

The Märkisches Museum’s “Special Silver Inventory”

Nearly five hundred silver pieces, including spoons, charm bracelets, children’s rattles and other objects, are stored in a metal cabinet in the Stadtmuseum Berlin’s collection depot. The objects originate from compulsory levies placed on Jewish people from 1939 onwards, and provide insight into a project that the Stadtmuseum Berlin has been carrying out since 1996 to clarify the provenance of each individual object.

The city makes history!

In this video, we present its newly revised permanent exhibition “BerlinZEIT – Die Stadt macht Geschichte!” at Museum Ephraim-Palais.

Lost Place: Marinehaus

The Sound of Berlin

Well known for its distinctive and rebellious spirit, the music of Berlin has also been a powerful unifying force for the city throughout its history. Discover Berlin’s unique sounds in 70 songs and pieces of music from seven decades!

The door of the techno-club “Tresor”

Between the rooms “Free Space” and “Boundaries” at BERLIN GLOBAL stands a very special door: the steel door of the legendary club “Tresor” at Leipziger Straße 126a. In the series “Favourite Object” we present it.

Building block toys – A brief cultural history

Take a tour through the history of building block toys: from their beginnings in the 19th century to the present day.

Dora Dean

A dance and fashion icon, Dora Dean won over countless fans at the turn of the last century. Berliners flocked to see her and new style: the Cakewalk.

From Curious to Worth Knowing

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