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Deutsches Technikmuseum - 30 Years in 30 Photographs

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Photo: Richard von Weizsäcker, delivering the commemorative speech.

Governing Mayor of Berlin, Richard von Weizsäcker, opens the German Museum of Technology (then Museum for Transport and Construction) on 14 December 1983
© team-foto-bergmann

Photo: Massive girders overtop the bare brickwork.

Spider design for the suspension of the floors for the archive and library in the new building, 1998
© SDTB / C. Kirchner

Photo: Audience at the open-air late-night performance

Launch event for the expansion of Ladestraße with open-air cinema, the 1927 German film: "Berlin - Symphony of a Metropolis", September 2009
© SDTB / M. Arndt

30 Years in 30 Photographs

Special exhibition to the 30th anniversary of the Deutsches Technikmuseum

April 2013 until further notice in the foyer of the Deutsches Technikmuseum

Photo: The airplane is craned with caution to its final place.

Final landing of the Raisin Bomber Douglas C 47 “Skytrain” on the terrace of the extension building, summer 1999. © SDTB / C. Kirchner

The museum’s 30-year anniversary is reason enough to take a look at the founding, growing, and expanding years of the Deutsches Technikmuseum (then Museum für Verkehr und Technik).

Since 1983, the museum’s photographers have continually documented the structural development of the grounds, which have developed from an overgrown industrial wasteland into a frequently visited and lively museum quarter by the Landwehr Canal.
At the same time, their images record exhibit openings, museum objects, and events.

The results are hundreds of shots from which a selection is presented here for the first time.

Photo: Museum employees in fancy dresses greet the Tour with a banner "Museum für Verkehr und Technik".

Museum employees mark the start of the Tour de France on historic bicycles in Berlin in 1987 © SDTB / C. Kirchner

The collection of images ranges from the beginning of the first construction work on Trebbiner Straße, to the construction of the new building and the spectacular mounting of the Raisin Bomber on the roof, to the launch of the expansion of the Ladestraße at the Anhalter Freight Depot into Technoversum.

Header photo: Removal of the damaged roof of Engine Shed 1, fall 1986
© SDTB / C. Kirchner


The exhibition is accompanied by our media partner radioeins / rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Website in German).