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Press release

Information from the borough councillor for Ongoing Education, Culture, Environment and Nature Conservation, Ms. Sabine Weißler:



       Mitte Museum will be accessible to persons with a disability!



From 1 April 2016 on, Mitte Museum, Regionalgeschichtliches Museum für Mitte, Tiergarten, Wedding (regional history museum for the districts of Mitte, Tiergarten and Wedding) will be closing for two years. Major restructuring and modernising work will be performed on the listed museum building which was constructed from 1864 until 1866 and was the 26th community school and now is among the oldest community school buildings in Berlin.

The scheduled work is comprised of the restoration of the historic building as well as the conversion to a structure accessible to persons with a disability so that in the near future all interested guests can experience and enjoy the many offerings of our museum. The museum director Ms. Kerstin Sittner-Hinz states that the museum team will not be under the radar in the meantime. "A temporary move from our premises does not mean that we have stopped operations. We will be putting on projects and events in the district of Mitte in the meantime." These include educational offers like workshops, guided tours of the city or events related to the German Heritage Day.

For organisational reasons our archives and library are currently not open to visitors. At present we are also not able to answer oral or written enquiries. Our plan is to have the museum "be re-born for the epochal event of Renaissance, the century of Protestant Reformation in Berlin" in the first half of 2018. Kerstin Sittner-Hinz: "The exhibition 'Berlin on the threshold of the modern age' - its working title - will place facts specific to Berlin in a historical context and tie them in with topical questions." The permanent exhibition will be reopened as well in an updated form. The archives and library will also be available to all interested persons.

Download: Press release

Media contact:

L. Wilhelm, tel.: +49 30 91603286, e-mail, www.mittemuseum.de

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