Munich City Museum with the Museum of Cinema (Münchner Stadtmuseum)

The Munich City Museum, also known as the Munich City Museum (Münchner Stadtmuseum), is one of the main and most visited museums in the city of Munich.

The Museum is located in the southeastern part of the historic old town of Munich, on the North side of St. James (Sankt-Jakobs-Platz), in front of the Jewish centre (Jüdisches Zentrum München).

The Munich city Museum was founded on July 29, 1888 on the initiative of the city archivist Ernst von Destula.

Originally the Museum was developed as a local Museum. In addition to the initially the main graphic images over the years of existence of the Museum were added, and other objects: furniture, household items, clothing, etc.

The Museum is housed in the former stables and the Armory building, which was built in 1500 years and is a building of late Gothic. The building was rebuilt after the devastation of the Second world war.

Today, the Museum occupies an entire block. Consists of two courtyards that are framed by four completely different buildings. The old Museum building, the historic Arsenal, which now overlooks the square of St. James. Collection wing of the Museum takes to the streets of Oberanger (Oberanger) and Rindermarkt - was built by the architect Gustav GATHERUM in the late 1950-ies. The building copies of the medieval stables (Marstall) goes out Eiserstrasse (Nieserstraße).

Due to the large territory and vast collections, the city Museum of Munich is the largest municipal Museum in Germany.

In the walls of the Museum has permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the history and the fate of the city, national socialism in Munich, migration, the history of cinema and puppet theatre from the 19th century, etc.

The collection of the Munich city Museum:

"A typical Munich" showing the artifacts that tell the history of the city of Munich;

- "Applied art" includes sculptures and furniture from 15th century to the present day;

the photo collection contains more than 850,000 photographs, and is one of the leading in Europe;

- collection "Fashion / textiles / Clothing" brings together fashion, its development and influence from the 16th century to the present day;

- "Municipal collection of musical instruments," which represented various musical instruments, exists since 1940 and arose from the private collection of Georg Neuner (1904-1962), was. More than half of the nearly 6,000 musical instruments and sound objects, represented in your music collection, today are descended from non-European countries. Publicly available part of the collection represents only one-fifth of the total number of inventory. Due to this diversity, the Music collection of the Munich city Museum is one of the largest collections of its kind in Germany;

collection: "Graphics / Painting, Advertising art, Urban culture / Folklore", "Puppet theatre".

Part of the Munich city Museum is the Museum of the history of cinema (Filmmuseum), which exists since 1963 and has a cinema.

A wide range of films, from early black-and-white classic to contemporary independent documentary, archived, restored and made available to the public of the Museum.

The Museum cinema shows a rotating programme of films, sometimes with discussions and present Directors and actors, thematic evenings, exhibitions and other auxiliary programs.

Cinema hall of the Museum of cinema, which also has the ability to show 3D movies, with a capacity of 165 people.

The address of the Munich city Museum,St.-Jakobs-Platz 1.

The website of the Munich city Museum: muenchner-stadtmuseum.

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