Berlin, December 10, 2019 – after 17 months, nineties berlin will open for the last time on december 28, 2019 and then close at the Alte Münze venue. During this time around 220,000 guests have visited the exhibition, which has recently been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2020. the alte münze, which belongs to the city of berlin, will now be made available to music artists, the free art and cultural scene, follwowing the decisions of the participatory process. the exhibition contents and installations are archived and prepared for continuation at another location.
"Developing the current exhibition in terms of content and design at this location would only make sense if it was shown in the rooms of the alte münze for at least another five years. unfortunately, this possibility does not exist on the part of the city of berlin at the moment ", says quirin graf adelmann v. a., managing director of nineties berlin. as one of the first exhibitions, nineties berlin historicized the time after the fall of the Berlin Wall and looks back on an exciting and successful period. in January 2019, the first special exhibition "sneakers of the nineties" in cooperation with the Berlin streetstyle experts from overkill opened. in july "30 years of loveparade" followed, curated by the inventor of the loveparade, dr. motte (until december 28, 2019). nineties berlin enriched the berliner museum world with various events such as the live talks of "1000 days of techno" (including dj tanith, wolle xdp and mark reeder), the release of the adidas sneaker "zx 10,000", contemporary witness tours and the long night of museums. another highlight is the nomination for the european museum of the year award 2020 by the european museum forum, which was announced in december 2019. For this award, institutions are nominated that manage to present a creative concept in a special atmosphere, without ignoring the task of education and social responsibility. with content and technical innovations such as the guide bot, a 286 sqm panorama screen, a hitherto unconventional compilation of interviews with contemporary witnesses or a commemorative space for the victims of the berlin wall, nineties berlin did not only convince visitors, but also colleagues from all over the world.
the nineties berlin story is not over, though: the initiative to promote electronic music culture rave the planet will use the contents and installations of the current special exhibition "30 years of loveparade" as part of a new exhibition, which will open in Berlin-mitte on january 13, 2020. advanced negotiations are currently underway to show nineties berlin at a new location.
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