Press Release, Fri 13 Mar 2020
Beginning Saturday, 14 March 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin will be closed to the public until further notice. “It was unfortunate that we had to take this measure, but we want to protect our many visitors and help to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We ask for your understanding,” said Martin Michaelis, Managing Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin. In addition to closing the museum and its exhibitions, the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, the library, and the archives, all events and tours have been canceled until 21 April 2020.
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“Despite the museum closure, we are continuing with the completion of the new core exhibition and ANOHA, the Children's World of the Jewish Museum Berlin. All of our colleagues and the commissioned crews are currently working at top speed to successfully finish both large projects by mid-May. However, at the present moment we cannot give concrete details about the opening events. We will provide this information in due time,” said Michaelis.
The new core exhibition, titled Jewish Life in Germany: Past and Present, is currently coming into being in a 3,500 m2 space in the Libeskind Building. Along with original objects from our own collection, it will present a large variety of audiovisual media, virtual reality, works of art, and interactive stations. Children from three to ten years old have their own museum to discover: In the Children's World ANOHA, they can get to know the story of Noah's Ark and explore a gigantic wooden ark with 150 animal sculptures.
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