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Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main

The ¬ Deutsches Filmmuseum was founded on June 10, 1984 as the first German museum devoted to the history of cinema. Since then, over 2.5 million visitors have availed themselves of the museum's unique film resources.

Since the beginning of the 20th century the medium of film has evolved into an influential artistic, commercial and documentary form of expression. The ever increasing presence of motion pictures in the public mind gives rise to the need for a greater understanding of the origins and mechanisms of this powerful medium. Thanks to the work of its archives, its cinema programme and exhibitions, the Deutsches Filmmuseum makes an important contribution to film in these areas.

In two large sections the museum's permanent exhibition illustrates the historical relationships between the development of film, film production and cinema. Three to four major special exhibitions and several gallery exhibitions are mounted annually. These focus on historical film themes and on significant personalities. Many of these exhibitions have been successfully presented elsewhere in Germany and abroad, for example, Audrey Hepburn - a woman, the style, ICH, Kinski and Ken Adam - Visionäre Filmwelten.

The cinema in the Deutsches Filmmuseum complements each exhibition with a comprehensive season of films. It fully represents the diversity of cinematic forms of expression with its portraits of individual artists, national cinemas and thematic retrospectives. Significant works of film history are shown as well experimental cinema.

An library with about 80,000 books and other media enables film enthusiasts and professionals to research all aspects of cinema. There is also a café and a specialist bookshop.

Deutsches Filmmuseum
Schaumainkai 41
D-60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 069-212-38830 (Front desk)
Fax: 069-212-37881

Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt am Main

The ¬ Deutsches Architektur Museum was opened on June 1, 1984. The industrial period villa on Schaumainkai, dating from 1912, was converted into a museum by the renowned Cologne architect Oswald Mathias Ungers in 1979 - 1984. Ungers' museum architecture has as its nucleus a cubic construction, a house within a house, a metaphor for the architecture.

The foundation of the Deutsches Architektur Museum was not solely intended as a discussion forum for architecture and city planning aesthetics, but also to form a collection of historically significant architectural sketches, plans and models, which largely focus on the 20th century. At that time such a museum collection was lacking in Germany.

With 25 panoramic models the permanent exhibition depicts the development of architecture From the primordial hut to the skyscraper. Five to six changing exhibitions annually present architectural and city planning themes. Individual exhibitions pay tribute to the work of outstanding architects. Many of these exhibitions are presented as travelling exhibitions in various European, American and Japanese cities.

To facilitate comprehensive research work a library was incorporated in the museum. In addition to important publications on architectural history and theory since 1800, the collection also includes architecture monographs and significant architectural magazines.

Deutsches Architektur Museum
Schaumainkai 43
D-60596 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 069-212-38844
Fax: 069-212-36386

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