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12 July 2009

Open Day and Summer Party with Fun for all the Family

Admission is free on this Open Day, when tours behind the scenes offer fascinating insights into working areas of the Museum. Playing and exploring are on the agenda of our workshops for children, while guided tours introduce them to the permanent and special exhibitions. Relaxation and entertainment can be found in the Glass Courtyard: Sara Ritter and Fabian Weiß will bewitch visitors with their magic, Luise Gold & die Herren Quarz entice them into the world of swing of the 30s and 40s, while Tanja Ries will enchant them with new Berlin chansons presented by the Bar jeder Vernunft. And as at any proper summer party, ice cream, treats from the barbecue, and an exciting range of refreshments will be on offer in the Museum Garden.

Music and Magic

Louise Gold & die Herren Quarz
Great swing hits from Duke Ellington through George Gershwin, Benny Goodman, and Jerome Kern to Billie Holiday.
11-11.45 am and 12.15-1 pm

Magic with Sara Ritter and Fabian Weiss
The artistes from Berlin enchant visitors with small miracles and magical treasures.
2.30-3 pm, 3.15-3.45 pm, and 4-4.30 pm

Tanja Ries and Guests from the 14th Berlin Chanson Festival
New Berlin chansons in the best possible sense – presented by the Bar jeder Vernunft
4.30-5 pm

Workshops, Tours, and Games for Children

Mazzah, Pizza, & Co.
Bread and pizza will be baked in the traditional wood-fired oven (in the Garden, in the event of good weather). For children of 6 and over.
11 am to 6 pm

on.tour – The JMB Tours Schools
The "on.tour – The JMB Tours Schools" team presents its project and information on the summer vacation program in the Museum Garden.
11 am to 6 pm

Children's Rally
A paper chase through the Museum. Begins at the on.tour bus. For children from 7 to 12 years.
11 am to 6 pm

Fun for all the family: Who's quickest at matching the objects to their corresponding numbers?
1.30-2 pm and 2.30-3 pm

The Crazy Crooked House
Architectural tour for children of 6 and over.
1-2.30 pm

Halakah and Plaited Loaves - Jewish Traditions
Tour for children from 4 to 9 years
11.30-12.30 and 3.30-4.30 pm

Tours for Adults

Deadly Medicine
Tour through the special exhibition
10.30 am (duration: approx. 1 hour)

Jewish Life and Traditions
Feel the Museum. Family tour for children of 10 and over
11 am and 3 pm (duration: approx. 1 ½ hrs)

Midday and 4 pm (duration: approx. 1 hr)

Overview Tour
Through the Museum in Seven League Boots
1 pm (duration: approx. 1 ½ hrs)

Behind the Scenes

Secret Places, Hidden Corridors
Tour through the world underneath the Museum
With Gunther Giese, building manager
Midday, 2 pm, and 5 pm


12 July 2009 from 11 am to 6 pm


Glass Courtyard on ground level, Garden, exhibitions




Yvonne Niehues
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 445
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

Frames and Rear Panels - Pictures Seen from the Back
Unusual restoration perspectives
With Barbara Decker, painting restorer, and Inka Bertz, art collection curator
1 and 2 pm

Hidden Treasures
Objects and their stories in the Museum Archive
With Aubrey Pomerance, archive director
3 pm

The Stories Objects Tell
Objects from the exhibition are presented
With Maren Krüger, scientific adviser for the permanent exhibition, and Dörte Deimig, freelancer at the Museum
4 pm

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