Videos

Paragons Afterimages

A series of short videos offer a glimpse behind the scenes of "Paragons Afterimages. Photographs from the Berlin University of Arts 1850-1930". This exhibition, which opened on 07.02.2020, has now been extended until July 26, 2020 due to current circumstances. Its 230 original photographs held in unique collections of old templates and models in the Berlin University of Arts archives have been put on public display for the very first time. The videos place the individual works in context and highlight their cultural significance.

Ready to go! Shoe-motion

Shoes, as a status symbol, have meanings that embrace not only the wearer but also the observer. Indeed, the "Ready to go! Shoe-motion" exhibition, which opened on November 15, 2019, offers a tour of the cultural and social history of footwear and showcases it in all its glory. It features 500 pairs of shoes, focusing on the emotions that footwear can variously arouse. An accompanying series of short videos traces the cultural history of the shoe.

Typically Munich!

The "Typically Munich!" permanent exhibition explores key strands of Munich’s DNA, their roots in popular culture and how they have come to be inextricably associated with the city. It traces the trials and tribulations of a city which, for many people, is – rightly or wrongly – one of their favorite places in the whole world. This virtual tour helps our visitors to piece together the fascinating jigsaw that makes up Munich’s history.

Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives

Immigration has always been a major feature of Munich and remains so to this day. The tales and memories created and experienced by all the city’s immigrant groups are also “Typically Munich!”. This is the perspective that the Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Munich City Archives have, since 2015, taken in researching the city’s past and present, starting with the end of World War II. Exhibits from “Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives” can be found at a variety of locations throughout the “Typically Munich!” permanent exhibition, providing clear evidence of the ways in which migration has left its mark on Munich. A series of short videos showcase and explain the background to some of these objects.

Heinrich Rothschild Hat and Accessories Store

“‘Former Jewish-owned property' – Art works acquired by the Münchner Stadtmuseum during National Socialism", an exhibition which ran from April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019, put selected acquisitions on public display. It also placed the fates of the families concerned within a historical context, relating them to the museum’s history. A short video shows Peter Conrad, a descendant of the Rothschild family, speaking about the Münchner Stadtmuseum’s exhibition, which also explored the provenance of 92 Rothschild hats.

The Siegfried Lämmle Art and Antiques Business

“Former Jewish-owned property' – Art works acquired by the Münchner Stadtmuseum during National Socialism", an exhibition which ran from April 27, 2018 to January 6, 2019, put selected acquisitions on public display. It also placed the fates of the families concerned within a historical context, relating them to the museum’s history. From 1936 on, buyers started to snap up cut-price works from Siegfried Lämmle’s art and antiques business. The Münchner Stadtmuseum’s research into this acquisition, and the able assistance of the Jewish Congregation in Vienna led to Siegfried Lämmle’s heirs being successfully traced in America. In this context, an interview was produced in which Lämmle’s granddaughter, Hilde Gasierowicz, is recorded in conversation with her own daughter.

Cabinet of curiosities – Frank Soehnle’s puppets engage with the Puppet Theater Collection

From October 18, 2018 until January 27, 2019 the special exhibition “Cabinet of curiosities – Frank Soehnle’s puppets engage with the Puppet Theater Collection” was shown in the Münchner Stadtmuseum. The video offers a little taste of the exhibition and let you dive into Frank Soehnles marvellous world of puppets.

BIER.MACHT.MÜNCHEN (MUNICH – POWERED BY BEER)

The special exhibition "BIER.MACHT.MÜNCHEN (MUNICH – POWERED BY BEER)" was on display at the Münchner Stadtmuseum from April 8, 2016 to January 8, 2017. The exhibition was documented in individual movable room views. Within the individual rooms, you will also receive detailed information on the respective topic as well as on selected objects presented audiovisually.

Copyright: Ludwig Hohlwein, Florian Süssmayr, Jean Carlu: © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

the special exhibition "BIER.MACHT.MÜNCHEN (MUNICH – POWERED BY BEER)" was on display at the Münchner Stadtmuseum from April 8, 2016 to January 8, 2017. The following short videos showcase individual exhibits of the exhibition artistically. The videos are shown only in German language.

Gretchen wants to be chic too – Women’s fashion in the 1930s

The special exhibition "Gretchen wants to be chic too – Women’s fashion in the 1930s" was on display at the Münchner Stadtmuseum from September 25, 2015 until June 19, 2016. An insight into the exhibition is still granted by a video with a contemporary witness and trained tailor.The video is shown only in German language.


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Opening hours

The Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Filmmuseum München are closed prospectively until Monday, December 21st, 2020.

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

OpenWednesdayEvening!
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm

Munich Film Museum Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 8 pm
Screening times may change if the film exceeds standard duration

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