January to June 2016: How the exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” is developing

April 2015: Bird’s eye view of the courtyard of the Stasi headquarters. The new exhibition will be built on the car park outside the Stasi records archive.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel
January 2016: Heralding the exhibition – our partner Fotoreklame producing an info wall to be set up at the site on 15 January, the anniversary of the occupation of the Stasi headquarters in 1990.
Source: Fotoreklame/Robert Glöckner
March 2016: The information panel marks the area where the exhibition will be set up.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel
March 2016: Since the Stasi did not leave any plans of the courtyard, the position of shafts and pipes beneath the future exhibition space has to be worked out the hard way.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel
May 2016: The construction fence is in place, the first stakes hammered in – the new exhibition will be opened here in only two months’ time.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Tom Sello
May 2016: The SEIWO exhibition technicians deliver an initial prototype.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Tom Sello
May 2016: Electricity cables, network and media equipment will all be concealed inside the exhibition walls later on.
[Translate to English:] Mai 2016: Die Bauvorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren, aber das Regenwetter verzögert die Arbeiten, die Zeit wird langsam knapp. In nur 14 Tagen soll eröffnet werden.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Knut Riedel
June 2016: Which arrows are the best? Test run for the exhibition’s signposting system with the graphic designers from eckedesign.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel
June 2016: Less than two weeks until the opening – no time for problems now.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Knut Riedel
June 2016: The first wall structure is in place. Curator Stefanie Wahl taking stock of the construction site.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Tom Sello
June 2016: Bird’s eye view of the construction site.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Tom Sello
June 2016: Full colour – the exhibition panels are installed onto the wall structures.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/RolfWalter
June 2016: Bright hues in the grey courtyard.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
June 2016: The last construction work on the exhibition – two days until the opening ceremony.

Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
The media stations are installed.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
June 2016: The panels are still under protective sheeting – two days until the opening ceremony.

Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
15 June 2016: Finishing touches on the day of the exhibition opening.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter

Impressions

The open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” in the courtyard of the Stasi headquarters opens on 15 June. Its starting point was the highly successful temporary exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz in 2009-10.  

9 October 2016: German President Joachim Gauck visits the exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall”

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The open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” in the courtyard of the Stasi headquarters

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15 June 2016: official launch of the open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” 

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17 June 2016: Speiche and Friends rock the Stasi courtyard

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In 2009/10 the exhibition was on temporary show at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz 

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Die Open-Air-Ausstellung "Revolution und Mauerfall" bei Nacht

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