Deutsches Theatermuseum, Munich

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The Deutsche Theatermuseum in Munich is a museum focused on history of the theater, and primarily devoted to the German-speaking theater history. It has its headquarters in the Churfürstlichen Gallerie, built in 1780/1781, and located in the Galeriestraße 4a at Hofgarten. Director of the Museum is currently the theater, art and literary scholar Claudia Blank. She is also director of the photography collection.

The museum was founded in the House of the Royal Bavarian Court actress Clara Zeiger, on 24 June 1910. In 1932, the Odyssee halls of the Munich Residenz were used as an exhibition space. The Clara-Ziegler Foundation established the Deutsches Theatermuseum in September 1979, and since then it has become a state museum.

The museum does not have a permanent exhibition. For special exhibitions related to a specific topic, various exhibitions including stage sets, theatrical construction plans, props, costumes and masks, as well as audiovisual documents are displayed. In addition, the museum houses the largest collection of theater photographs and an extensive archive and library with about 100,000 publications.
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  • I didn't really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the variety of things to see. I love the theater and this was a great way to spend a few hours going back in theater history...  more »
  • Its a lovely arc in the centre of green spaces. Lots of colourful flowers around as well. Always find a lot of people here.  more »
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  • Always worth seeing changing exhibitions on German and Munich theatre history.
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  • The Deutsche Theatermuseum in Munich is a museum focused on the history of theatre and dedicated mainly to the history of German-speaking theatre. It is based in the Churf'rstlichen Galleries, built in 1780/1781, and is located in galeriestrae 4a in Hofgarten.
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