gern modern? Living Concepts for Berlin after 1945
Duration: February 10 - June 26, 2017
Berlin after 1945: "How will we live?" was the question of the hour. The exhibition project 'gern modern?' explores ideas for actual and idealized concepts of home that were developed by German Werkbund members in the war-ravaged city and asks about the issue's timeliness and significance for the present.
The museum shows a large and rarely exhibited collection of design and everyday culture of the 20th and 21st century.
Permanent Collection - Open Storage
Located in a former workshop-building, the museum is organised as "open storage" in which visitors can investigate the museal setup of the collection on about 6,000 square meters.
The Cabinet of the Unknowns
The Cabinet of the Unknowns is a project that pursues the goal to connect the known to the unknown. Taking its title as a cue from Cabinet d’Ignorance of Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, The Cabinet of the Unknowns invites its collaborators from Oranienstr. to work on objects that cannot be taxonomified and defined at Museum der Dinge. The objects and the discussions discovered and remained undiscovered will compose the exhibition that will take place in July-August 2017.
The "Frankfurt Kitchen" is an important document of cultural history for the transfer of industrial, rationalized work processes to the sphere of the private household. This is a central characteristic of modern architecture and everyday culture in the 1920s.