The exhibition presents, in five chronological sections, Munich’s defining features, and explores how long they have been viewed as typical, and above all why they are inextricably associated with the city. Over 400 exhibits trace the trials and tribulations of a city which – rightly or wrongly – is viewed by many people as one of their favorite places in the world. The exhibits chart how the city of Munich began to forge an identity of its own, relatively late in its history, following its seven-hundredth anniversary in 1858. They also demonstrate why words such as "city of art and beer" have become so contentious here. They also chronicle the cultural upheavals around 1900, the city’s role during the National Socialist period, and its rebirth as West Germany's "secret capital" during the country's "economic miracle." The residents – and indeed many visitors – all have very strong views on this city. Our “Migration Moves the City” research and collection project and its installations are a welcome addition to our “Typically Munich!” permanent exhibition and help trace the multifaceted history of migration in the city and made it what it is today. They disrupt the chronology of the exhibition and interrogate the way it has chosen to portray the city’s past.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book of some 240 pages, with more than 200 illustrations; it is the first volume published by Ursula Eymold and Andreas Heusler in the Allitera house "Münchner Beiträge zur Migrationsforschung” series. In addition to extensive documentation of the special exhibition, the publication provides remarkable insights into the working methods and results of the four-year project entitled “Migration Moves the City.” Articles by the academic and technical advisors who have been a part of the project since its inception illustrate how it is anchored both in research and in civil society. The articles are authored by: Ursula Eymold, Isabella Fehle, Simon Goeke, Andreas Heusler, Hannah Maischein, Vivienne Marquart, Johannes Moser, Karolina Novinscak-Kölker, Grazia Prontera and Philip Zölls.
It is available for € 29.00 at the museum’s ticket desk and its online shop.
Plan Your Visit
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm.
Every 2nd Friday of the month the exhibition "Here Comes the Night. Club Culture in Munich" is open until 10 pm.
Filmmuseum München – Screenings
Tuesday – Thursday 7 pm
Friday – Saturday 6 pm and 9 pm
Sunday 5 pm
S/U-Bahn station: Marienplatz
U-Bahn station: Sendlinger Tor
Bus 52/62 stop: St.-Jakobs-Platz
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