After the great success in recent years, the fifth joint summer festival of the Bröhan Museum with the Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Research Laboratory) and the Museum Berggruen of the National Museums in Berlin will take place on Thursday, 18 July 2019 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is free. In the common ensemble of buildings directly at Charlottenburg Palace, visitors can expect a varied programme of exhibitions and events (see below).
Bröhan-Museum / Rathgen-Forschungslabor, street view of the building Schloßstraße 1a, Photo: Martin Adam, Berlin
At the Bröhan Museum the exhibition “Reaching Out for the Future. Future fantasies around 1900” is opened. Fascinated by mechanization and inspired by literary visions of the future, cartoonists of the time created imaginative images of the future. Visitors* inside the mobile Future Laboratory can print sustainable jute bags and put their ideas for the future on paper. There will also be guided tours through the special exhibition “Scandal! Myth! Modernity! The Association of XI in Berlin” and the newly designed permanent exhibition “Art Nouveau – Art Deco – Functionalism”.
The programme of the Rathgen Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory) ties in with the exhibition of the Bröhan Museum and offers insights into the development of cultural heritage research since the days of Friedrich Rathgen under the title “The Future of the Past – Conservation Science in Transition”. In a joint campaign between the “Cultural Heritage Research Alliance” and the Leibniz Association, visitors* will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the preventive conservation of cultural assets in an interactive computer game. There will also be guided tours behind the scenes.
On the occasion of the summer festival, the Museum Berggruen offers highlight tours through the current collection presentation as well as through the special presentation “Klee und die Abstraktion”. Paul Klee’s paintings enter into a dialogue here with works otherwise on view at the Neue Nationalgalerie, such as those of his colleagues at the Bauhaus Lyonel Feininger, Georg Muche and Oskar Schlemmer, but also with works by Klee’s contemporaries Hans (Jean) Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Erich Buchholz, Hannah Höch, Piet Mondrian and Kurt Schwitters.
Museum Berggruen, street view of the building Schloßstraße 1, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Maximilian Meisse
The summer festival is framed by musical performances; the Bettina Berggruen Garden invites you to a summer rendezvous with drinks and snacks.
5:30 – 9 p.m. Participation program for the exhibition “Reaching Out for the Future. Future fantasies around 1900”
6 p.m. Welcome and opening of the exhibitions “Reaching Out for the Future. Future Fantasies around 1900” of the Bröhan Museum as well as “The Future of the Past – Conservation Science in Transition” of the Rathgen Research Laboratory
6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 + 8:30 p.m. Guided tours through the Rathgen research laboratory
6:30, 7.30, 8:30 + 9:15 p.m. Highlight guided tours through the current collection presentation and the special presentation “Klee und die Abstraktion” of the Museum Berggruen
6:30, 7, 8 + 9 p.m. Highlight guided tours through the current exhibitions of the Bröhan-Museum ( 6.30 p.m.: “Scandal! Myth! Modern! The Association of XI in Berlin”, 7 p.m.: Permanent exhibition Art Nouveau/Art Deco/Functionalism, 8 p.m.: “Reaching Out for the Future. Future fantasies around 1900”, 9 p.m.: “Scandal! Myth! Modernity! The union of the XI in Berlin”)
Registration for guided tours only during the summer festival in the respective facilities (limited number of participants). Admission is free.
Joint summer festival of Bröhan Museum, Rathgen Forschungslabor and Museum Berggruen
WHERE? Bröhan-Museum, Rathgen-Forschungslabor, Museum Berggruen Schloßstraße 1 + 1a, 14059 Berlin-Charlottenburg
WHEN? Thursday, 18 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
COST? Admission free
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