The Museum of Things ⇒ WOW
6 September, 2009

Oh my god Becky, seriously the Museum of Things (Museum der Dinge) is like totally the most raddest place in Berlin. If you thought the DDR Museum had some cool old stuff, then you will be blown away by all the junk at this place. It is a cross between a natural history museum, the Smithsonian, your grandma’s house, a garage sale, and a dump. It has an extensive collection of “things” from the 1800s through today – roughly sorted chronologically and also a bit categorically.

Its stockpile of ephemeral, everyday objects is amazing. Typoholics will find hours of pleasure simply staring at all the old logos and packaging. I ended up taking about 150 photos while managing to convince my friends I am nuts because of how overly excited I was.

For those of you who are maybe not impressed with *just* nice old type and objects, the museum has more attractions. There are also some big, powerful, loud, Mythbusteresque machines that smash, chop, stomp, and roll/crush/flatten. Visitors are invited to use the hydraulic beasts to annihilate some miscellaneous bric-a-brac. Mechanical thumps, shattering, screaming, and laughing can be heard echoing throughout the museum.

It is a great place. Plus there is a gift shop with some nice designer objects and some other old crap you can buy too!


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Das Buchstaben (Letter!) Museum
1 February, 2009


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As Seen In…
15 September, 2008

Every so often a masterpiece is created that makes its way into the mainstream art world. These pieces have been shown in some of the most prestigious museums in the world: Tate Modern, Le Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou.

Each piece and exhibition receives four images here. The first photo places the piece in the context of the museum, the second is of the sculpture during a separate exhibit, the third image relates the sculpture to the context of the museum it was shown in, and finally, the fourth image is of the museum map and how to locate this piece in the gallery space.


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