Police Historical CollectionR4 Get an idea of how police officers work in the police headquarters! Officers from different departments are ready to answer your questions. Hear about Ernst Gennat, who in 1926 established the first homicide commission in the world and convicted numerous serial murderers. Let the portraitist capture your likeness. In the foyer of the police headquarters the Berlin police's former motorbike sport group greets you. And we'll also cater to your refreshment needs.
Berlin Hemp MuseumR1 R2 The Hanfparade (Hemp Parade) has taken place annually in Berlin since 1997 and is the largest demonstration for the legalisation of cannabis as a raw material, medicine and stimulant. For the Long Night of Museums we are opening the anniversary year "20 Years of the Hemp Parade" and hand the stage over to historical witnesses and fellow travellers. The amply illustrated special exhibition will be supplemented by an acoustic journey through two centuries of legalisation work. The museum cafe also tempts with hemp delicacies.
Museum für Naturkunde BerlinR5 The lyricist Sabine Scho and the graphic artist Andreas Töpfer will make humankind's twelve senses audible and visible.
GemäldegalerieR1 R3 R4 R5 Members of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum Association – one “classic” and one “young Kaiser” each time- discuss their perspectives in a tandem guided tour on selected masterpieces in the Gemäldegalerie.
German Historical MuseumR1 R7 Bertold Höcker, superintendent of the Evangelical church of Berlin city centre, gives a tour focused on same-sex marriage.
Ibero-Amerikanisches InstitutR1 R3 R4 R5 The components of the Ibero American Institute's collection came to us in different ways. The tour gives an insight into the exciting history of these objects with foreign roots.
19:00-19:30, 21:00-21:30, 23:00-23:30, 01:00-01:30
asisi Panorama BerlinR4 R7 For the Berlin Wall panorama, 900m² of fabric was sewn with 2900m of thread. How do you hang up and tauten 300kg of fabric inside a building? Our architect Nick tells the story of how the panoramas are created. Questions are expressly welcomed!
GemäldegalerieR1 R3 R4 R5 Bertram L orenz, master gilder, on the painting "Merry Company" (around 1622-24) by Willem Pietersz Buytewech
Werkbund Archive – A Museum of ThingsR4 According to the German recycling management and waste law, disposing of things correctly is mandatory. A waste advisor from Berlin waste services (BSR) tells stories of everyday Berlin waste and explains how to dispose of things properly. What kind of waste is created in the city, what do Berliners throw out, what curiosities can a waste manager discover? Disposal value and museum value, monetary value and sentimental value – how does a waste advisor value things and how do you?
Museum of Decorative ArtsR1 R3 R4 R5 The artists Johanna Spath and Maria Volokhova give their take on the exhibition.
The KennedysR5 Thomas Billhardt has staged countless people in his career as a photographer, among others politicians such as Fidel Castro or Erich Honecker. How do you stage a good portrait and what can we learn from the Kennedys about this? A conversation with Thomas Billhardt.
20:00-20:30, 21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30, 23:00-23:30
Jüdisches Museum BerlinR4 Rabbis, imams and pastors take a tour through the current special exhibition “Obedience”, discussing the meaning of angels, devils and sheep in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Werkbund Archive – A Museum of ThingsR4 In the museum there is a rule of order: 15,000 collected and exhibited objects – that means constant sorting, cleaning, categorising. But how can you deal with untidiness in daily life? A tidiness coach explains how to keep things in an orderly fashion and how to help people who sink into chaos. He also makes a suggestion about how we can tidy up the museum.
20:00-20:30, 22:00-22:30, 00:00-00:30
Ephraim-PalaisR1 R2 What scents did the New Woman prefer? Tamas Tagscherer and Lutz Herrmann have reconstructed the legendary scents of the perfumery J.F. Schwarzlose. They present unknown scents, precious vials and the story of an interesting Berlin firm.
Museum of Decorative ArtsR1 R3 R4 R5 The new exhibition from the perspective of the architects from Kühn Malvezzi
KupferstichkabinettR1 R3 R4 R5 Vet Dirk Mauch gives his take on the exhibition "Gone to the Dogs!"
Brücke Museum BerlinR6 Thilo Schmied, owner of Berlin Music Tours and expert in music production in Berlin, talks about David Bowie's favourite museum in Berlin and the influence that the art group Brücke had on Bowie and Iggy Pop.
Museum of Decorative ArtsR1 R3 R4 R5 Katrin Lindemann, costume historian, on the new Fashion Gallery
GemäldegalerieR1 R3 R4 R5 The master gilder Bertram Lorenz examines select artworks from the Middle Ages.
21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30, 23:00-23:30
Berlinische GalerieR4 The architect Frank Seehausen and the architectural historian Alexander Hoff guide visitors through the special exhibition “Radically Modern”. They show the extent to which town planning in the 1960s was influenced by political ideology and explain the characteristics of the architecture of this time, which shapes the Berlin city landscape to this day.
Museum of StillnessR5 The relaxation levels of visitors will be captured through electroencephalography (brain wave measurement) and visualised for other visitors to see. In cooperation with Thorsten O. Zander from the Berlin Institute of Technology.
Bröhan-MuseumR3 Tour with one of the “Kimono” exhibition's lenders, Matthias Hopp
Deutsche KinemathekR1 R4 R5 Just like direction, acting or mise-en-scene, film costumes are indispensable for a film's final effect. Costume designers don't leave any part – shape, colour, material, cut – to chance. A costume designer throws light on her work.
The KennedysR5 Thomas Steg was the deputy parliamentary spokesperson from 2002 to 2009 and is now a communications consultant responsible for Volkswagen's international PR. What does a communications and media expert make of John F. Kennedy's self-staging in the magazines and the then new medium, television? To what extent did Kennedy set standards in political communication, and what challenges do politicians face today?