Ein Paar Hände halten zwei gerahmte Dias, um sie in ein Digitaliserungsgerät einzulegen.

Munich 72. Recollections. Analog Exchange Meets Digital Dialog

The German Federal Cultural Foundation’s “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions” has kindly supported the Münchner Stadtmuseum in collecting and exploring recollections of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics through analog and participatory digital spaces.

The “dive in” program provides funding to support cultural institutions in pioneering digital projects and new forms of interaction with the public.

The Münchner Stadtmuseum is delighted to be able to collaborate on this project with the JFF Media Centre Munich. This center has extensive experience in the field of innovative media education formats and its parent organization, the JFF Institute for Media Research and Media Education, boasts facilities in Munich, Augsburg and Berlin, and cooperates closely with institutions across Germany.

We have combined forces to produce a series of digital media workshops to complement the “Munich 72” Storytelling Café which has been designed to allow people to share their memories in analog format. By combining both formats, the aim is to introduce digital media to as many people as possible and give them the opportunity to co-design in this format, even those with little previous contact with the “new media”. Participants in our digitization workshop will, for example, be able to digitize their own analog films, sound recordings and images from the 1972 Summer Olympics and even add their own commentaries if they so wish. There will be an interactive digital map of Munich to record those changes and events that have become a permanent part of the city and those that simply disappeared after the Games. Users, by uploading their own images, texts, and commentaries to the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s Online Collection, can now become online Museum co-curators.

The project will involve a number of other partners including Münchner Stadtbibliothek and Münchner Volkshochschule.

“Munich 72” represents the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s first experimental steps in exploring collaborative digital museum work, with a view to making this a regular part of the Museum’s public outreach work in years to come. It will allow us to trial a variety of methods and develop digital tools to be used, for example, in the Online Collection.

The program and its dates will be available in our calendar of events and on the Munich 72 project website from end of June.

“Recollections. Analog Exchange Meets Digital Dialog” has been developed as part of the German Federal Cultural Foundation’s “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions”, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) under the NEUSTART KULTUR program.


With generous support from the Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern (Office for Non-State Museums in Bavaria).


Part of the project funding will be used to bring a digital dimension to the “Munich 72” Storytelling Café, a participatory forum that opened its doors to the public in February 2022. The café provides a space to collect your memories, stories and mementos of the 1972 Munich Olympics. For more information, see “Munich 72” Storytelling Café.

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