The opening of the first permanent exhibition at the Buchstabenmuseum’s new location

Following the museum’s move to its new location in HO|Berlin, a former GDR supermarket, the exhibition has been redesigned as well as thematically organized for the first time. Our exhibits are now presented across a roughly 350 square meter space.

A special Berlin section will display old and new landmarks from the ever-changing cityscape. New arrivals will be presented for the first time, among them fragile fragments from the Stadtbad Oderberger Straße, as well as “Lichtspiele” and “Konditorei”. The legendary “Zierfische” will be illuminated once more. Other well known signs from the collection include remnants of Berlin’s current Ostbahnhof, historical reminders of its former status as Hauptbahnhof, as well as one of the letter-tiles from U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz.

Technophiles can take a deeper look at the inner workings of letters in a separate materials room. Typographic oddities, diverse styles and manufacturing processes will be presented: increasingly rare neon tubes, valuable chrome-plated letters, or glazed earthenware objects are just a few of the highlights of the exhibition.

OPENING: December 6th, 2013 from 7 to 10pm
(Admission starts at 6pm)

– Barbara Dechant and Anja Schulze, Directors of the Buchstabenmuseum
– Dirk Bücker, HO|Berlin
– Marcus Hahn, Director of Exhibition Construction and Planning, Buchstabenmuseum
– Dr. Peter Funken, Art Journalist

Music: DJ A.P.P. and The Great Apes (live)
Culinarily supported by: ROBERTA kocht
Lettered and Illuminated by: hruby werbetechnik GmbH