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Deutsches Technikmuseum - Special exhibitions

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Special exhibitions – covering a wide range of themes

With its permanent and special exhibitions, the museum has made a name for itself as a recognised and independent high-profile educational establishment. It actively shapes the political and scientific debate on the role of technology and science in modern societies by also organising lectures, symposia and congresses.

Small gallery: Hidden Structures

Photo: Detailed view of a corded ribbon, around 1895. A special dye procedure was applied to the silk threads to create a delicate progression of colour from green into blue while weaving the decorative ribbon. © photo: Heiner Büld

There were thousands of different fabric types for all kinds of purposes in the early 20th century which are now forgotten. We provide glimpses into this lost world.
13 November 2019 to 10 May 2020

Photo exhibition: Faces of Work, East Berlin industrial plants (1971 - 1986)

BW-photo: VEB Elektrokohle Lichtenberg (EKL), 1979 - An older worker in a dirty work apron uses a brief break to comb her hair, laughing. SDTB, Historical Archive / Photo: Günter Krawutschke

Photographer Günter Krawutschke is a chronicler of a reality that only a few years later ceases to exist.

Until 8 March 2020
Große Galerie, New Building, 4th floor

Special exhibition: "Architectura navalis – Floating Baroque"

Image: The exhibition poster. It shows a pen-and-ink-drawing of a three-masted ship with billowing sails. Underneath it can be seen a few splotches of blue ink. © BNF; image: Schiel-Projekt GmbH

What do the tall ships of the Baroque era have in common with the palaces of Louis XIV or the Berlin City Palace?
We provide surprising links.

Until 30 April 2020

Special exhibition: Mathematics of Planet Earth

Graph: The circular orbits of the navigation-satellite Galileo were set like a net around the globe.

Three multi-media and interactive works on mathematics of volcanic eruption, melting glaciers and tsunamis.

Until further notice