Gay Museum in Berlin

TV Tower in Berlin

Until last year, the ‘Schwules Museum’ – that is the gay museum in Berlin – was the only one in the world for over 25 years. We met Karl-Heinz Steinle, the managing director of the museum, in Berlin and parts of the interview could be heard on our programme on 26th June, for example how its founding came about, what difference it makes that Berlin has a gay mayor and what the relations are to the recently opened gay museum in San Francisco. With lots of interesting things to find out about this unique museum, here is more to listen to:

1) Click here to hear about the founding of the museum in 1985…

2) Click here to hear about the first reactions to the opening of the museum…

3) Click here to hear about establishing this museum…

4) Click here to hear about the highlights that the museum had in the past 25 years…

5) Click here to hear about the most precious item of the collection…

6) Click here to hear about the current exhibitions about the photographers Petra Gall and Rüdiger Trautsch and Germany’s youth magazine BRAVO…

7) Click here to hear about where the proposals for the exhibitions at the museum come from…

8) Click here to hear about requests the museums receives for items of its collection and for research purposes…

9) Click here to hear about Berlin having a gay mayor, Klaus Wowereit, and what this means for the museum…

10) Click here to hear about the lesbian angle at the museum considering that ‘schwul’ in German only refers to male homosexuality and the museum is called ‘Schwules Museum’…

11) Click here to hear about the relation to the gay museum in San Francisco, which opened in 2011…

12) Click here to hear about the visitors of the museum who come from all parts of the world…

 

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