Special Exhibitions


July 6 – October 14, 2018

The Roofs of Munich – Models of Historic Architectural Engineering

Roof structures are architecture’s unsung masterpieces. Architects have always had to design buildings in such a way that carpenters could actually roof them. Roofs thus reflect what was technically possible at a particular moment in time and can tell us a great deal about a city’s history. Almost all of Munich’s historic roofs were destroyed in the Second World War.


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June 22 – September 16, 2018

FORUM 046: Claudius Schulze – State of Nature

As a freelance photographer Claudius Schulze works for magazines such as Der Spiegel, Stern, NEON and GEO. His artworks increasingly fall within the field of landscape photography, with a preference for large-format images. The Münchner Stadtmuseum presents a section from his extensive “State of Nature” series (2011–2017).


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April 27 – September 23, 2018

„Former Jewish-owned property” – Art works acquired by the Münchner Stadtmuseum during National Socialism

A key research priority for the Münchner Stadtmuseum is to investigate the provenance of the works of art from its own collections. Our museum is the first in Munich to devote an entire exhibition to this topic. This will allow us to shine a light on our museum’s particular history during the Nazi era.


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As of November 29, 2017

Project: Archäologie München

More than 250 archaeological digs have been carried out in Munich’s old town alone. What happens to the artifacts once they are excavated? The major excavations in Marienhof Square in 2011/2012 prompted a number of state and municipal actors of to set up the "Archäologie München" working group which operates under the aegis of the Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State.


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Revolutionary and State Premier – Kurt Eisner (1867-1919)

To mark the 150th birthday of Kurt Eisner, Bavaria’s first State Premier, the Münchner Stadtmuseum has mounted an exhibition that examines his journalistic and political career. His personality divides opinion as much today as it did during his lifetime. While some dismiss him as an idealist and utopian, others celebrate him as progressive and a man of action.


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Since July 13, 2012

SOUNDLAB.1 – The Museum Goes Audible

The Music Collection as a "sound laboratory": In the Soundlab, an array of interactive exhibits encourages visitors to experiment with sound and acoustics: for example, by trying out a slit drum, a "xylonator" or the "stamping tubes."


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