Save the Date! #MuseUp at the ‘Palace of Tears’

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On Tuesday, 17th June, the Tränenpalast (‘Palace of Tears’) in Berlin is inviting us to a special #MuseUp on the anniversary of the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.

“Leave-taking and longing, resentment and despair. The emotional experience of leaving East Germany for West Germany is never as intense as at Berlin’s Friedrichstraße Station border crossing point, called the Tränenpalast – “Palace of Tears”. Here, people directly experience the impact of a divided Germany on their personal lives. The role of the Tränenpalast only changes after the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

© Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

© Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

We hope you will understand, that on this occasion the #Museup will be in German only. Further details in the German blog post for this event. Attendance is free but tickets are limited to 30 spaces. Registration via Eventbrite.

© Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

© Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Save the Date! #MuseUp in Paradise at Berlin’s Kupferstichkabinett

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It’s been a while, but we’re very pleased to invite you, in co-operation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, to a very special exhibition for our first #MuseUp of the year at the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), home to one of the largest collection of graphic art in Germany and one of the four most important museums of its kind in the world, next to the Albertina, the British Museum and the Louvre.

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Due to the light sensitivity of the artworks and the sheer size of the collection – over 550,00 works in the print medium and 110,000 drawings and water colours – the museum does not have a permanent exhibition, but instead always shows a selection of its artworks  in several temporary special exhibitions. Arcadia – Paradise on Paper – Landscape and Myth in Italy focuses on Italy from the mid-15th century to the early 17th, the era of Botticelli, Parmigianino, Campagnola, and Guercino. Arcadia, a mythical land written about for centuries, is an idyllic paradise filled with contentment and harmony. In the exhibition, “the landscape images of ideal beauty and a mystical, mythical existence are suffused by an intimate closeness to nature and divine sensual enchantment.” You can find out more about this stunning exhibition on the museum’s website.

Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) Ein Satyr schleicht sich an eine schlafende Nymphe heran (aus den „Lascivie“) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker H. Schneider – Image manipulation: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) Ein Satyr schleicht sich an eine schlafende Nymphe heran (aus den „Lascivie“) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Volker H. Schneider – Photoshopped image: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

So, why not join us in Paradise?! There will be only one group this time, but if there is demand this can be in both English and German. Here’s a summary of the details:

When: Wednesday 2 April, 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin – meeting point is in the foyer of the Kupferstichkabinett, please enter via the side entrance through the Kunstbibliothek. The Kupferstichkabinett is located on the 2nd floor of the building.

Public Transport: U-Bahn U2 (Potsdamer Platz), S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz), Bus M29 (Potsdamer Brücke); M41 (Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße); M48, M85 (Kulturforum); 200 (Philharmonie)

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Hashtag: #MuseUp

If enough people are up for it we’ll head out for a drink together afterwards.

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*Save the Date* MuseUp tour around Kreuzberg for the exhibition “1813 – At the Battlefield near Leipzig “

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We think it’s about time again for another MuseUp, don’t you? Our friends at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM) have come up with something special for their current exhibition “1813 – At the Battlefield near Leipzig “. Anyone who joined the Feburary MuseUp at the DHM may remember, that there was no phone reception there. But not to worry, as the MuseUp on Saturday, 19th October, won’t actually take place at the museum itself, but instead will take place in Kreuzberg.


The exhibition focuses on the “Battle of Nations” near Leipzig, which not only saw the allies Austria, Prussia, Russia and Sweden triumph over Napoleon. With over 500,000 soldiers and more than 90,000 killed and injured, it was also one of the biggest and bloodiest battles in European history. But how are the memories of the liberation wars reflection in Berlin’s cityscape? We will be able to find out on the MuseUp Twitter-tour round about the Kreuzberg, on the battle’s 200th anniversary!

Der Kreuzberg - Foto: (c) DHM

Meeting Point: Kreuzbergstrasse Ecke Katzbachstrasse
Time: The tour will begin at 3pm.
Please note that this MuseUp is in German only! We apologies for any inconvenience. Philippe Carasco will be our guide.
Registration as always via Eventbrite.
You can find further information about the exhibition on the DHM website.

Save the Date: Long Night of Museums #MuseUp Special

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On 31. August we will be having a “special edition” #MuseUp during the 33rd Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums), in Co-operation with Kulturprojekte Berlin. The #MuseUp will take place from 3pm at the brand new premises the Schwules Museum (Gay Museum), in their exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Berlin’s Comedy Star Ades Zabel. Ades Zabel and curator Michael Fuerst will be leading us through the exhibition together.

We hope you will understand that this special edition #MuseUp is in German only. Further details in the German blog post for this event. Attendance is free but tickets are limited to 30 spaces. Registration via Eventbrite.

Foto: "Ades´ Wunderland - 50 Jahre Comedy-Cult", Copyright: Jörn Hartmann

Foto: “Ades´ Wunderland – 50 Jahre Comedy-Cult”, Copyright: Jörn Hartmann

#MuseUp at the Museum of Medical History

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Dauerausstellung Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum //                                                     Permanent exhibition Berlin Medical History Museum
Foto// Photo: Thomas Bruns

One of the hidden gems in Berlin’s museum landscape, is the Museum of Medical History at the Charité. A stone’s throw away from the Hamburger Bahnhof and Berlin’s Central Station, you can take a leisurely stroll across the Charité compound to the museum. On 14th August we will be led through both the permanent exhibition and the special exhibition “Visite im Depot” by the director of the museum, Prof. Thomas Schnalke (english group), and Beate Kunst (german group). Both will give us an exciting insight into the history of the Charité hospital, as well as the progress of medicine.

The permanent exhibition spans 300 years of medical history, taking visitors on a “journey beneath the skin”, and the history of the hospital compound itself is closely interwoven with that. During our tour we’ll get the opportunity to delve into this history. The special exhibition “Visite im Depot”, on the other hand, promises us a view behind the scenes of the museum: How is an exhibition assembled? What happens in the museum storage facilities? What does a curator do? And the exhibition includes some quite amazing and bizarre exhibits, which we’re really looking forward to discovering more about!

When: Wednesday 14th August at 4:30pm

Where: meeting point is inside the entrance to the Medical History Museum

How: The best route is to walk from the Central Station down Invalidenstraße, just past the Hamburger Bahnhof, until you see a sign advertising the “Medizinhistorisches Museum” on the opposite side of the road – turn in to Alexanderufer, and you’ll be heading directly towards the museum which is behind a fence, but there are two open gates to gain access.

Registration: Since places are limited, we kindly ask you to sign up via Eventbrite by 11th August. The event is free of charge, the only requirement is that you have a Twitter account.

Hashtag: #MuseUp


P.S.: We won’t be visiting the specimen hall during our visit, since photography is not allowed due to ethical considerations. However, there will be some time at the end of the tour for those who would like to see it. The museum closes at 7pm.