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'Museum of Capitalism' to open in Berlin

After five years of nomadism and temporary projects, the Berlin 'Museum of Capitalism' will open a permanent exhibition for the first time on Friday at its permanent location in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Marx-Engels-Forum in Berlin (picture-alliance/dpa/Markus C. Hur)

Bronze sculpture Karl Marx (sitting) and Friedrich Engels in Berlin

Capitalism finally enters the museum in the 200th year of Karl Marx's birth. In the 150-square-meter interactive show at Köpenicker Straße 172 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, visitors can experience and try out how the economy and society function in capitalism, as the exhibition organisers announced on Tuesday.

Buchcover - Karl Marx - Das Kapital (Otto-Meisner)

Book cover of 'Capital - A Critique of Political Economy'

"We have finally created a place where we deal with all the issues surrounding capitalism in an accessible way," explained co-organizer Sylwia Rafinska.

The first temporary exhibition of the 'Museum of Capitalism' opened in 2014 as part of the Berlin Art and Culture Festival "48h Neukölln". Since then, the exhibition organisers have repeatedly presented their project in changing rooms. According to her, the now permanent museum is the first 'Museum of Capitalism' in the world.

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In addition to the renowned Museum Island, Germany's capital has about 200 other museum attractions, packed with treasures from the whimsical to the enlightening.

 

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