Special Exhibitions


May 12 – October 8, 2017

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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March 24 – July 16, 2017

No secrets! – Images of Surveillance

Since Edward Snowden’s disclosures, no-one has been in any doubt about the existence of widespread digital surveillance and monitoring. However, it is not intelligence agencies alone that obtain data from our use of media technologies. Automated analysis of electronic processes, events and communications is also employed to interpret people’s behavior in the “Internet of Things” and the mind-blowing world of “Big Data”.


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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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