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29 August 2009

Long Museum Night

Permanent Exhibition
Two Millennia of German Jewish History

The historical permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery through two millennia of German Jewish history. Everyday objects, works of art, interactive elements, and media terminals tell of Jewish culture in Germany.
Nine animated movies shown in the new exhibition segment "Matters of Faith" explore the similarities and particularities of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Eric F. Ross Gallery
Tel Aviv. Through the Lens of a Magnum Photographer

To mark Tel Aviv's 100th birthday, the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Magnum Photography Agency are showing the works of eight Magnum photographers. These shots of events and impressions illustrate the history of the first Jewish city in Palestine since the founding of the state in 1948.
Photos by Robert Capa, David Seymour, Micha Bar Am, Leonard Freed, Erich Hartmann, Abbas, Paolo Pellegrin, and Patrick Zachmann will be on show.

Where: Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery 

Tours through the Permanent Exhibition

8 pm: Through the Museum in Seven League Boots
9 pm: Judaism - Christianity - Islam: A Cultural-historical Comparison
10 pm: Architecture

Please gather at the Meeting Point in the lobby on ground level of the Old Building
Duration: approx. 1 hour. Please register at the Museum's cash desk on the evening of the event.

Garden Tour
6, 8, and 10 pm

Children's program
photo: Children's programm im Museum, © Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Foto: Sönkren's © Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Sönke Tollkühne Tollkühn

Discover the design concepts behind the Paul Celan Courtyard, the paradise garden, and the spacious baroque Garden on a tour of the Museum's garden landscape, on the late tour by torchlight.
Where: Meeting point in the Glass Courtyard
Duration: approx. 1 hour. Please register at the Museum's cash desk on the evening of the event.

My Name in Hebrew - T-shirt Workshop for Kids from 6-12 Years
6 to 9 pm

Learn to write your name in Hebrew and immortalize it on a T-shirt! You can bring your own T-shirt or purchase one for 2 euros at the Museum cash desk.

Where: Platform in the Garden; Manchester Room in the basement of the Libeskind Building in the event of bad weather

Bellachini and Blue Melanie - Jews in the World of Magic
Kid's Magical Tour
6, 7.30, and 9 pm

Our young visitors learn about spectacular magic artists of the past and a magician's secret equipment in this tour through the new exhibition on the Children's Island. The exhibition focus is on Melanie Steinböck, née Leichtmann, also known as "Blue Melanie." She was descended from a Jewish family of magicians and had won several prizes for her conjuring tricks by the age of 6 in 1894.
Sara Ritter, a magician from Berlin, will delight the young audience with her tricks to round off the event.

Please gather at the Meeting Point in the lobby on ground level of the Old Building
Duration: ca 1 ¼ hrs. Please register at the Museum's cash desk on the evening of the event.

The Movies: "Koscher - gibt's das nicht auch im Islam?" (Kosher - don't you have that in Islam, too?) and "Die blaue Melanie" (Blue Melanie)
6 pm to 2 am


29 August 2009, 6 pm to 2 am


Glass Courtyard on ground level, Garden, exhibitions


with the Long Night ticket (Advance purchase: 12 euros, reduced rate 8 euros, same-day purchase: 15 euros, reduced rate 10 euros)


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

The half-hour film "Koscher - gibt's das nicht auch im Islam?" documents the encounters of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim school pupils during a project with three Berlin schools. The film shows the process of rapprochement, of overcoming stereotypes, and ultimately of forming friendships. A call for tolerance and cooperation.

The animated movie "Die blaue Melanie" is the product of several workshops in the framework of this year's summer vacation program. How did Melanie Leichtmann - who had won several prizes for her conjuring talents by the age of six in 1894 - come to be called this? Workshop participants turned their answers into film clips to throw light on the true secret of "Die blaue Melanie."
Where: Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Culinary Delights and the Glass Courtyard Lounge

Glass courtyard during a long museum night
© Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Sönke Tollkühn

Cocktails in the Glass Courtyard lounge and pizza until midnight from the wood-fired oven on the platform in the Garden.

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